The media has been hanging on every word of Paul Scholes of late and The Old Ginger Prince has been at it again in today’s press.
In response to the persistent rumours that Gerard Pique may be returning to The Premier League the ex-Manchester United star has expressed concerns about how well the player would adapt to a second stint in England.
although he is a very talented defender, I have always thought that Spanish football, and Barcelona in particular, suits him best.
He likes being in a side that keeps possession. He is great at home but playing away at the big teams in England is a completely different prospect for a defender…. I think Gerard would find it harder back in the Premier League.
We have to say that we share Scholes’s apprehension and have said before that we think Pique may struggle with the pace of the English game.
Although an excellent technician, he looked a little ponderous when he was first at Manchester United and we wonder if he has the pace to deal with the lightning speed of The Premier League. That said, we think Louis van Gaal is looking for a pass master to replace Rio Ferdinand in defence and Pique certainly fits the bill in that respect.
Pique is good enough for Manchester United’s current squad. But at the sort of money that you would expect to pay for him you would want someone to immediately improve the first team. With Pique struggling for gametime at Barcelona would he be the answer for Manchester United? The jury is out on this one.
Let’s see some of his better moments. United fans: worth the money?