Paul Scholes compares Manchester United star to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has compared Paul Pogba to former England team-mate Steven Gerrard.
Scholes spent five years with Gerrard in the national set-up and was training alongside Pogba as he prepared to step out of retirement in 2012.
United broke the world transfer record to re-sign Pogba in 2016 but the Frenchman has failed to tie down a regular position at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played Pogba in an attacking midfield position last season but he was dropped into a deeper no.6 role at the start of this campaign, which is a position he plays for France.
‘I played a bit with Paul and everyone knows the talent he’s got,’ Scholes told the United Podcast.
‘He’s been brilliant for Juventus, brilliant for France in the World Cup and really good at times here [Manchester United] as well.
‘He can do everything as a midfield player and you’d probably liken him to Steven Gerard with the pace, the power, the skill. He can do absolutely everything.’
Like Pogba, Gerrard possessed an abundance of skills to make him one of the finest midfielders in Europe.
But the England star was often criticised for his lack of tactical discipline and Rafa Benitez played him on the right wing as he felt he was a liability in central midfield.
Gerrard maintained his best position was in the middle and Scholes was pushed out to the flank at Euro 2004 to make way for the Liverpool ace.
However, before moving back into a deep-lying position in the twilight of his career, Gerrard’s best form came as a no.10 when he played behind Fernando Torres from 2007 to 2010.
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