Since hanging up his boots it’s fair to say Paul Scholes has been far more loose-lipped than many people expected.
Scholes on former teammates
Low and behold the Old Trafford legend finds himself at the centre of attention once more, after claiming that many figures in the dressing room reacted adversely to the signings of Manchester United fan favourites Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra.
The duo were signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2006 but Scholes has revealed they inspired little confidence early on in their respective careers with the Red Devils. Vidic went on to become United captain whilst Evra got as far as being named vice.
Despite the unnerving start that Scholes describes neither man struggled to find their feet in the Premier League, and were both rightly considered integral members of the squad in their own right. Vidic and Evra took the opportunity to leave Old Trafford this summer after the tumultuous reign of David Moyes, with Vidic heading to Inter Milan and his former teammate signing for Inter Milan.
In transfer news Victor Valdes has insisted it is a dream come true to sign for United, as the ex-Barcelona man put pen to paper yesterday. It remains to be seen yet whether he’s been ushered in incase David de Gea leaves in the summer, but he will provide Louis van Gaal with a highly experienced number two.
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As the rumours rage on suggesting that De Gea could be snatched up by Real Madrid in the summer, it becomes more and more feasible that Valdes may be a very important buy for the future. The former Nou Camp hero is an established European talent who has the years on his side to help the young back-line Van Gaal has shown faith with so far.
- Adnan Januzaj has work to do if he's to convince Van Gaal that he belongs in his first-team, as it's been claimed that the 63-year-old is looking for more from him. The young Belgian rose to prominence during his breakthrough campaign last season, but has yet to replicate that form this time around.