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Paul Scholes Names The Two Players Who Remind Him Of Himself

Paul Scholes Names The Two Players Who Remind Him Of Himself

Paul Scholes was a unique player but the Manchester United legend sees himself in both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles, is widely deemed to be one of the most gifted midfielders of our generation and a master in dictating games from deep at the highest level.

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Players like him don't normally come along too often but Scholes himself believes his playing style is very similar to the Real Madrid pair, who are two of the very best in the business today.

"I'd like to think I played a little bit like Luka Modric," Scholes on the Savage Social Podcast.

"He's different to me because he was quicker than me, he can beat a man, but I see certain traits in him, like controlling a game.

"When I watch those two for Real Madrid in those great European Cup winning teams, they're the two.

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"It's probably more towards Toni Kroos, as a passer and more of a controlling player. He doesn't really get involved physically with people and scores the odd goal here and there.

"I think if I had to choose between the two I'd be more like Kroos than Modric."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Marcus Rashford was three years too late to have the pleasure of playing alongside Scholes but the United No.10 feels two former teammates helped soften the blow with their supply to him.

Rashford believes there were similarities in the skillsets of Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick, who regularly provided him with service in his first couple of seasons.

Rashford told the official Manchester United podcast: "It would have been a dream to play with someone like that.

"The biggest thing for me is range of passing. Probably the closest thing to that was when Wazza (Wayne Rooney) was playing a bit deeper and it was just so enjoyable to play as a number nine in those games when he was playing in that position

"Similar with Carras (Michael Carrick) as well, as soon as they get the ball they look forward and want to play forward, not only to feet but in behind a lot of the time.

"As a forward that's all you want. As long as someone is seeing the passes and trying to make them, that's what you thrive on."

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Topics: Paul Scholes, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Toni Kroos, Real Madrid, Luka Modric

Josh Lawless

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