Ian Wright Says Paul Scholes Would Still Be Manchester United's Best Player

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterJanuary 12, 2016

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 02:  Paul Scholes of Manchester United in action during the charity match between Manchester United Legends and Real Madrid Legends at Old Trafford on June 2, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has backed Paul Scholes' recent criticism of Manchester United, suggesting the former midfielder would still be their best player if he were in the team now.

Scholes made 718 appearances for United before retiring in 2013, but Wright thinks the 41-year-old would still fare better than Louis van Gaal's current stars.

"Scholes has been outspoken about his old side and I can’t disagree," he wrote in the Sun (via the Mirror) "If Scholesy pulled his boots on again, he’d still be the best player in the team, because the build-up is so slow."

United have scored just 24 goals in 20 Premier League games so far this season, and they came in for further criticism after stuttering to an unconvincing 1-0 win over League One Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Saturday.

"There’s just no fear about facing United any more," Wright added. "Van Gaal said supporters were deluded if they thought the days of domination would return but he missed the point. Fans want entertainment, a team which isn’t afraid to have a go, with players busting a gut and trying things."

[h/t the Sun]