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08 Jun 2018 21:09:24
Laurent Blanc, a great former player and a very good manager has said that Pogba is better than Viera based on technical ability.

I agree with that statement. Although Viera was a great player, who turned up every week and contributed consistently over many years I believe Pogba has more natural talent and is a far better passer of the ball, has a better touch and better vision.

Now Pogba needs to step up and make the most of his talent. He complains that he is held up to a different standard than most other midfielders, he needs to realise that he is being held up to the standard his own talent means he could achieve, rather than the standard set by less able players. He should see it as the challenge it is and not a weight to bare around his neck.

Paul is the most talented midfielder of his generation, now he needs Ronaldo's mentality to go out and make the most of it.

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08 Jun 2018 21:16:36
Paul scholes was a better technical player than kean, which one would you have?

08 Jun 2018 21:30:00
Keane followed closely by scholes.

08 Jun 2018 21:39:29
Jred, I get the point but you are comparing 2 legends. I think Blanc is highlighting that Viera was an incredible player, and whilst Pogba isn’t at that level yet, he has the capacity to be better. The questions is, does he want to commit mentally to deliver to his potential? Mi sincerely hoe so. If he gets anywhere near the player Viera was in the EPL than I’ll be happy.

08 Jun 2018 21:45:28

08 Jun 2018 22:04:50
Agree he has a great talent. He can do better and i'm sure everybody here hopes he does. I don't think he has been awful just not as good as he can be.
Jred that's a tough question but i'd choose scholes every time over 99% of all the midfielders of his generation including Keane.

08 Jun 2018 22:06:29
I might be proved wrong but if next season we play Pogba as the front of a midfield 3 or the middle of a 3 behind Lukaku we will see a completely different player.
Mourinho needs to let him loose a bit but an inter changing 3 of Sanchez, Pogba and a new RW (Bale for arguments sake) would wreak havok.

08 Jun 2018 22:42:37
Jred, Scholes hands down every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Best player to pull on the United shirt in my life time. I would take a Scholes at his peak over a Ronaldo at his.

Keane was a great player for us, but Scholes was the class.

Plus in today's football Keane would be sent off every other week. He wouldn't be allowed to bully and dominate opposition teams in the same way he did in the 90s.

For that reason I would take a fully fit and at his peak Bryan Robson over Keane to play in today's game.

08 Jun 2018 23:15:08
Shaps i had a post up it never turned up.
I would have keane, scholes was a magnificent player, amazing was he better than zidane or Rui costa, pirolo.
At the time I can't think of anyone better than keane during his era at doing what he did .
United juventus . David's zidane against scholes and keane and a few other decent players .

Zidane and keane in a cm tho.

08 Jun 2018 23:48:44
Scholes for me jred, Keane was pure grit and determination and a man you'd always want to drive the team but scholes ran the show.

09 Jun 2018 00:08:13
Rubbish abs rubbish talk

For me its Roy keane all day long all year year long. I agree PS scored great goals and made some great passes but Keane was the one who read the game, Sniffed out attacks and allowed the freedom for scholes to play. I ask you to give me a game for club and country where Scholes played a blinder making MOTM for both club and country? Roy keane had a pair made of steel that would make Supernan look wimpy! I remember watching Keane when he came out of International Retirement and we played France. Theis France team had Viera, Zidane and another midfield Giant yet the stats show keane bossed the midfield that night and ran out MOTM deservedly.

Now Scholes is a great player but Keane was a boss and a better captain and if he were in the current team today would kick many of our players backsides to perform. This man did not come ranked 3 in the all time PL players for nothing.

09 Jun 2018 01:02:42
Pif. Agree with that.

09 Jun 2018 07:40:39
PIF, Keane was a great player and there's no denying that.

Scholes was just better imo. Keane couldn't play like he did in today's game. Scholes on the other hand came out of retirement in January and played 33 times between then and the end of the season in deep midfield still scoring 4 goals and carrying the team to our last title win.

We have proven we could win without Keane, we haven't yet proven we can win without Scholes.

09 Jun 2018 07:40:39
Keane .

We were truly blessed to be even allowed to make the choice but keane was a different animal I've never seen a will to win like it.

Even the fact that pogba I'd even being spoken about in the same breath as viera should cheer him up he is without doubt 1 of the best midfielders I've ever seen.

09 Jun 2018 09:51:27
We need a Keane more than we need a Scholes.

Keane left under a cloud and I think that sways some people on him (not all of course) . He was the heart behind our team, Scholes was class, but often went missing early on in his career and benefited from superb players around him. Keane was a constant warrior and inspiration, whether he was at Man Utd or the Dog and Duck he would have been exactly the same. Nobody like him anymore and doubtful again.

In terms of Pogba over Vieira, two different players completely, probably compared because they are both French and look similar. Vieira is twice the player of Pogba at the moment in any case from my perspective.

09 Jun 2018 11:02:50
I’ll try this again in the right thread

Keane, without a doubt. Keane was so good at every aspect of midfield that he could comfortably play in a midfield two with a player that completely lacked the ability to tackle. Scholes was fantastic, beautiful technique. But Keane was the most important player of the Fergie era. You can even see it with the way the likes of Ronaldo react to him today, realise that his example and leadership pushed everyone to be better.

09 Jun 2018 11:14:32
haha - I noticed that Danny, I was wondering if the thought of Keane made you stand to attention, maybe Leahy should try it!

Agree in both cases, lol.

09 Jun 2018 12:25:09
If i had to pick a best 11 from that period keane would be in it and be captain .
Scholes was a great player, amazing player but keane made a bigger difference imo .
Scholes was probably a better player when he played alongside keane .
I think keane would of been just as good if he played alongside a corner post.

09 Jun 2018 14:28:58
I see what you did there beast, good one😀.

09 Jun 2018 14:30:47
Agree jred. He just had the will to win, a born winner. i have a shrine in my house of him, the wife hates it as I tell her to bow every time she passes it out.

09 Jun 2018 15:38:02
Scholes every time.



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