The United midfielder, currently on loan at Villa Park, should know that the whole is Steven Gerrard as good as Paul Scholes debate, infuriates a lot of Reds who think, well know, the Ginger One had no equal in the midfield department- including the Liverpool skipper.
Cleverley reignited the whole argument in a recent interview:“I’ve been lucky enough to play with him [Gerrard],” Cleverley told Villa’s official website.“In fact, I’ve been lucky enough to play with the main three midfielders that everyone talks about – Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. It’s hard to split them.
“But Steven is a fantastic footballer and a terrific captain. He’s got every aspect to his game that you need to be a top midfielder. He’s good at it all and you can’t take anything away from him.
“He’s been a great player and let’s not underestimate him now.”
Cleverley should know not only is it easy to split the three aforementioned midfielders- Scholes is far superior- but any pandering to Gerrard’s already inflated ego is only going to upset United fans- although it’s doubtful he even cares anymore…