If you didn’t know any better, you would think that Luka Modric is Paul Scholes with a Croatian passport.
Many have frothed at the mouth about the prospect of Manchester United signing the Tottenham midfielder, wondering how he well he will take the mantle from Scholes and how the two could dovetail as duo.
Of course, a large part of this speculation is based on the idea that Modric is the player that United need to fit into their midfield.
But with the signing of Shinji Kagawa, where is it exactly that Modric will make his mark?
Modric can pick a pass…just don’t ask for him to do much more than that and defend.
There are several criticisms of Modric the player, not the least of which is his lack of scoring.
For the reasons that are about to follow, Manchester United would be far better off looking for a different player to fill in their Paul Scholes-sized midfield role.