Before we get started, neither Jordan Henderson or Steven Gerrard could lace Paul Scholes’ boots.
Former Liverpool captain has claimed that Henderson, who thought he was an instant hard-man once he got the captain’s armband at Anfield, is playing in a similar fashion to Scholes.
Yeah, maybe through their Zoom video conferences whilst playing in the garden with their kids…
When asked about his former teammate, the Rangers managed said (via Manchester Evening News): “It’s no surprise to me how is handling himself on and off the pitch, obviously I played with him for numerous years for Liverpool and England.
“Very fit, athletic boy who is very selfless in how he approaches his play on the pitch. He puts everyone else before himself and when you play alongside him you appreciate the job he does for the team.
“I think over the years he has developed parts of his game, his passing range is fantastic and he’s running games with control a bit like Paul Scholes used to do it. He’s leading by example and he is always there for the team.”
Taking nothing away from Henderson, as he’s a strong contender for the PFA Player of The Year award this term with Liverpool on course to win the league title, but is Gerrard going to compare Georginho Wijanldum to Roy Keane next?
Throwback to Scholes’ priceless reaction to Gerrard talking about never winning the Premier League — one of the greatest moments in TV history.
Throwback to Paul Scholes’ reaction when Steven Gerrard says he hasn't won the Premier League… one of the greatest TV moments of all time. Legend! 😂 #mufc
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) March 14, 2020
Obviously, with the league campaign suspended we don’t know if the remaining fixtures will be played, but nothing have been decided yet. They are waiting for a time when it’s safe to play behind locked doors.
United still have a lot to play for which is why I want the season to resume. We are still in the hunt for a top four finish, still in the FA Cup and have one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals.
There is every chance we’ll do enough to qualify for the Champions League next season and that will give us a bit of a boost in the transfer market in terms of appealing to top players.