Paul Scholes believes Man City are the only club with world-class players

Wheyyyyyy, how’d you like Paul Scholes now, Manchester United fans??! The club legend has given a big ?up to his former club, and their perceived impressive summer transfer window.

“There needs to be a real step up in quality in England. Other than Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, we don’t have the best players. All the best players are in other countries”

Paul Scholes

The permanently miserable Scholesy doesn’t feel that Manchester United’s summer signings of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Henrikh Mkhitaryan are of a world-class level.

In fairness, a world-record fee no longer guarantees a world-class player due to the mental money thrown around this summer – because we can’t be saying that Jonathan Kodjia, now of Aston Villa, is even close to being a sixth of the player Gareth Bale is.

The grounded amongst us would agree with Scholesy for not naming the former Juventus midfielder, but there’s no denying that Pogba is on his way to becoming world-class.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is/was world-class, but at 34, you can understand Scholesy’s reasoning for not including the big Swede. And Henrikh Mkhitaryan isn’t even worth mentioning, we get that.

The decision to not mention David de Gea is a strange one, but the real umbrage has to be over the players that the one-time overrated centre-midfielder has suggested are in that world-class bracket.

Sergio Aguero. Yep, no argument. That’s a fact – the Argentine is one of – if not the – best Premier League strikers of all-time.

David Silva?? Maybe at one-time, but still now? The Spaniard isn’t even the best No.10 in the Premier League, let alone the world.

Kevin De Bruyne, again, potentially on the way to world-class status. But to categorically state that he’s there now, which is basically saying he’s at a point where he can longer improve, is just downright ridiculous.

Scholes grabbing the headlines, saying controversial stuff, riling up the masses; it’s almost as if he’s trying to flog a book…