Jose Mourinho takes aim at Paul Scholes

"Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit"

BY Darren Cleary 08:17 Tuesday 2 January 2018, 8:17 2 Jan 2018

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Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United legend Paul Scholes to stop moaning about Paul Pogba just because he’s jealous of the money the Frenchman makes.

Mourinho was unimpressed with the former midfielder’s assessment of Pogba’s contribution to Manchester United this season.

Speaking after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Southampton, Scholes said the midfielder was overpriced and doesn't look like a player who will win you games.

Following the 2-0 win over Everton on Monday, United boss Mourinho said Scholes does nothing not moan and hinted that his issues with Pogba are rooted in jealousy:

“Paul tries to do his best all the time. Sometimes he plays very well, sometimes he plays well, sometimes he doesn’t play so well.

“It’s not Paul’s fault that he has made much more money than Paul Scholes. It’s not Paul Scholes’ fault either, it’s just the way football is.

“I think Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit. I prefer to look at him as a phenomenal player that gave so much to the club that I am proud to represent.

“If Paul one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25% as successful as myself. 50% of that is 12.5 silverware, 25% is around 6.

“If he’s 25%, he’ll be quite happy. In my mind Paul Scholes is a phenomenal player, one of the best I’ve ever seen playing in midfield. He gave so much to my club that I can only thank him for that. The prestige of this club is based on people like him.”



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