(Video) Paul Scholes Reveals his Two Favourite Centre Backs at his time at Manchester United

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The former Manchester United Legend sat down with the Webby & O’Neill YouTube show. Where he revealed his two favourite centre backs, Paul Scholes played over 700 times for the Red Devils and was one of the best players England produced. His passing ability was second to none and could spot a pass from yards away.

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“My favourites were always Jaap Stam and Rio Ferdinand,”

“Two demanding centre-halves who freed the rest of the team up. When you’ve got such a big presence at centre-back, it allows your midfield players to go on and score goals.

“It allows the full team to relax and think, ‘If we’re under a bit of pressure, with these players – Jaap Stam or Rio Ferdinand – they’re so strong and so quick, just take the ball off them and you’re back attacking again.’

“You look at the team now. I think Maguire and especially Lindelof who, I haven’t been the biggest fan of, has done OK of late. He’s looked a lot better.

“I still think you need a centre-half. With Eric Bailly, you just don’t know what you’re going to get. He can come in and look great for two games, make a mistake and then he’s injured for the next two months. You’ve no idea what you’re going to get from him.

“If you’re looking at centre-half, it’s that type of Rio Ferdinand, Jaap Stam, Gary Pallister player [that United need].”


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