Premier League Is Lacking In Quality – Paul Scholes
Manchester United great Paul Scholes believes the Premier League is losing its appeal, as the game’s top players shun England’s profit-obsessed elite division.
In an excerpt from his new book, Class of 92: Out of our League, Scholes, who made 718 appearances for the Red Devils, said he’ll sooner watch Salford City, the club which he co-owns with a number of his former Red Devils team-mates, than a game at the top level, Goal writes.
“I probably do enjoy watching Salford more,” the 41-year-old former England international said.
“In the Premier League in the last two years, have I really seen a game of high quality? A game that I’ve thought: “Wow!” It’s difficult to think of any.
Despite the summer splurge of United under Jose Mourinho, Scholes noted that the Premier League still trails on the continent in terms of top quality.
“The Spanish league’s the best by far if you’re judging on the European competitions. In the quarterfinals of the Champions League and the Europa League in 2015-16, they had six of the 16 teams. Nearly half of them. The Premier League had just two.
“The best players are in Spain or at Bayern Munich and Juventus. We’re linked with big players — Gareth Bale is a top player — but we don’t get them now. Not anymore. You never see a Lionel Messi coming over here, you never see a Neymar in the Premier League.
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