The former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes was speaking to his buddy Gary Neville recently in The Overlap and he went into detail of why himself and the former Red Devils and Argentina midfielder didn’t work out in the centre of the field.
“I played with Nicky, I played with Roy, Michael Carrick. I loved playing with all of them,” Scholes said.
“It wasn’t great playing with people who (were) attacking people, I needed someone who played that (defensive midfield) position really well.”
“Yeah, me and Veron were a disaster,” the former Man United midfielder replied.
“I think me and Anderson did it once (played alongside each other in central midfield). Just, no, it’s not working, is it? Just two lads who don’t care about defending, don’t know the position that well.
“But it worked better with a Michael or a Roy or a Nicky. They were brilliant playing that position, they knew.
“I didn’t know the position that well, I didn’t play in the position that well, as you know… I had to play with someone who was disciplined.”