Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Cristiano Ronaldo would not be selected ahead of Diogo Jota or Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s starting XI, but one Red Devils player would.
Paul Scholes believes Cristiano Ronaldo will not play for Liverpool, and Paul Pogba is the only Manchester United player who would.
Ronaldo, 37, has failed to make the impact that many expected him to have at Old Trafford following his blockbuster return from Juventus last summer.
The Portuguese has nine Premier League goals, the same as Sadio Mane but fewer than Diogo Jota and the division’s top scorer Mohamed Salah.
Given his disappointing return, it’s not surprising that Scholes can’t find a way to include him in Liverpool’s lineup, though he did find a spot for Pogba.
The Frenchman has received a lot of flak during his time at United, but Scholes believes that if Pogba is firing on all cylinders, he’ll walk right into Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“In his best form, Pogba would (get into Liverpool’s starting lineup),” he told Premier League Productions. “He exemplifies what the club is doing.” Every single player is unreliable. People in charge of the club are inconsistent in their actions.