Date:22nd March 2012 at 1:49pm
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Scholes Manchester City

"Don't worry son, you'll sign for a big club one day"

Patrick Vieira seems to have settled into his role as Manchester City chief nonsense spouter, picking up the baton that Gary Cook left when he was finally sacked after several years of disastrous -and often hilarious comments.

Speaking to the Telegraph City legend Vieira who amassed a staggering 32 appearances in his long career at Eastlands before moving upstairs, noted:

“Paul Scholes is a player that I really love and admire, one of the best English players of the last few years, and seeing him come back is good for him and for United.

“But for him to come back just shows a little bit of weakness in United, because they had to bring a player back who was 37.

“I think it shows that, in the next few years, it will be really difficult for United to cope with other teams because, with all the respect I have for Scholes, him coming back shows that they don’t have talent in there to replace him.

“When you see United losing young players like Ravel Morrison and maybe Paul Pogba, they should be really worried because that wouldn’t have happened in the past.”

It seems Vieira has little or no respect for Ryan Tunnicliffe who’s shown at Peterborough this season, that given time he could well develop into a useful Manchester United midfielder. It also seems Vieira has no idea of the concept of buying midfielders to replace Scholes, no doubt he’s blinkered by the fact City have a policy of only nurturing and promoting talent from their academy and not buying it!

The fact Vieira is now commenting on United’s ‘weakness’ merely highlights not only his own lack of class, but also the fact that the pressure is getting to him and his team. How Vieira can ignore the fact City brought back want-away striker Carlos Tevez, or bought Owen Hargreaves, yet claims United are weak for bringing back Scholes is beyond me. Maybe Keano should have another word with him….

check out the full Telegraph article here: