“There’s a little bit of a darker side in him” (Video proof to back up Wenger’s claims)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he would have loved to see Paul Scholes in a Arsenal shirt, but revealed that he doesn’t admire the tackling side of the veteran midfielder.
The Manchester United star has started the season in brilliant form and, while Wenger is a massive fan, he does have issues with the little genius.
When asked about Scholes, Wenger said:
“Paul Scholes was, and still is, one of the greatest football players in England. His contribution to the success of Manchester United is huge.
“The regret I have personally is he was not always the fairest player. There is a darker side to him and that’s something I don’t like.”
Asked if there was a specific tackle he had in mind, such as Scholes’ reckless challenge on Jose Reyes in the 2004 FA Cup semi-final, Wenger told reporters,
“With Paul Scholes you have more than one. I can remember a few. Unfair? Of course.”
United fans seem to think that Wenger’s claims are exaggerated and untrue. So, to give an example of how Scholes has been “unfair” in recent seasons, check out the video below of Scholes’ off-the-ball tackle on Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets (no, we don’t like him either!) in the 2009 Champions League final.