Sergio Aguero is the only Premier League player good enough to play for either Real Madrid or Barcelona, according to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.
As reported by the Mirror, Scholes, who was speaking on BT Sport last night, claims the world's best players aren't plying their trade in England's elite division.
All four Premier League teams have already been beaten in this season's Champions League competition - and Scholes isn't surprised that the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Co. are failing to prove their credentials.
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However, the ex-England international believes City front man Aguero, who scored the Citizens' winning goal from the penalty spot against Borussia Mönchengladbach last night, is of required quality to play for the leading teams in world football.
Scholes stated: "If you look at the quality of player that comes to England I don’t think we have the best players in Europe or in the world.
"The best players are at Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. I think the level below that is probably Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. And under that is where the quality of English clubs come into it.
"I really don’t think it’s any surprise. When you think about the quality of players we have, do you think any of the players at our top clubs now would get in the Barcelona team? I very much doubt it.
"They wouldn’t get in the Real Madrid team or the Bayern Munich team. Maybe Sergio Aguero is the exception."
Scholes certainly has a point: there aren't many players starring in England that are good enough to play for the big boys in Spain. There are a few, however, who may count themselves unlucky not to fall into that bracket.
The quartet of David Silva, David de Gea, Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez are all top class. Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea almost completed a move to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, of course, so there's no doubting that he is good enough to play for near enough any side in world football.
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