Scholes draws comparisons between Shaw and Rooney

Date published: Wednesday 6th December 2017 8:35

Paul Scholes has compared Luke Shaw with former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney after the Red Devils’ Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.

Shaw was impressive as he started for United in the 2-1 win over the Russian outfit that put Jose Mourinho’s men into the last-16 of the competition.

It was 219 days since the England international had started a match for United and it’s rumoured that Mourinho has doubted his attitude and appetite to make it at the top.

And Scholes, who has fewer Ballon d’Or votes than Jamie Carragher, thinks that Rooney had a similar tendency to overindulge on occasion and he has drawn comparisons between the pair.

“It’s difficult to say as we don’t see what goes on behind the scenes,” he told BT Sport.

“I don’t think he lives his life as clean as he possibly should do.

“With his body shape, he looks like a player who needs to be playing every week.

“We had Wayne Rooney, who was a player if he missed a couple of games you knew, he wasn’t looking after himself.

“He needed to be playing all the time, Saturday, Tuesday, whatever it may be.

“With Luke Shaw, is he going to get a run of 10 games in the team? I’m not sure, the problem he has got is that Ashley Young has been brilliant at left wing back.

“I hope there is a future for him. A couple of years ago, I thought we were signing the best left back in the world.”

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