Paul Scholes spent his entire playing career at Manchester United and at one point retired to regain the Premier League title, all at the request of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, with whom he had a special and unique relationship.
Scholes is one of the players who knows Fergie’s character best and one of those who have seen all the faces of the Scot, and due to his long tenure at Old Trafford, he has witnessed many big transfers, some extremely successful and some not so much.
This second statistic unfortunately includes the legendary Juan Sebastian Veron, who still failed to cope with the champion team of United, regardless of the fact that he arrived as a huge reinforcement.
– Everyone knows that Veron was a brilliant, really amazing footballer. But he just didn’t like the way we played, the strategy didn’t work for him. “Either we played 4-4-1-1, or by default 4-4-2,” Scholes said of the Argentine, who spent just two years at Old Trafford.
– It was very simple, it was never 4-3-3, and he was fantastic for that formation. That system could not go through with three players like me, Veron and Roy Keane. That’s why it didn’t come to light, “Scholes told the BBC.