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Scholes names Man Utd star that walks into Liverpool eleven; takes swipe at pair

Paul Scholes named the one Man Utd star that would waltz into Liverpool or Man City’s starting eleven, and took a swipe at a Red Devils duo in the process.

Man Utd are operating in a different sphere to Man City and Liverpool at present. The Red Devils will be content to snatch fourth spot and look on course to go five full seasons without a trophy.

In contrast, Liverpool and Man City are embroiled in a hotly-contest title race. And few would be surprised to see the pair share the league, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League between them.

The Red Devils are in yet another transitional period with interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the helm. The club harbour hopes of appointing Mauricio Pochettino in the summer, though Real Madrid could yet scupper that thought.

If appointed, Pochettino would be given free reign to overhaul the current United squad in his image. However, which ever manager takes charge is likely to be without the one player Scholes thinks would walk into Liverpool or Man City’s eleven – Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman, 28, is out of contract in the summer. At present, there has been little indication he will pen fresh terms.

Opposing players want Fred and McTominay “all day long” – Scholes

Now, speaking to Premier League Productions (via the Liverpool Echo), Scholes was asked which Man Utd players – if any – would make their rivals’ starting elevens. In his response, Scholes took a swipe at maligned duo Fred and Scott McTominay when claiming opposing players would rather face off against that pair “all day long”.

“Pogba in his best form would,” said the legendary midfielder. “He is indicative of what the club are doing. Every player is inconsistent. People running the club are inconsistent in what they are doing.

“I have been a big critic of Paul, but if you are an opposing player going to Old Trafford and you are playing against Fred and McTominay – ‘all day long’.

“Now, you don’t know what you are going to get with Paul. But when he is on his game, he is brilliant.

“But when he isn’t, then against your Liverpool and Man City’s, you might struggle in them areas. Where do Man United go next year to…

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