Paul Scholes sparks fierce debate among Man Utd fans as he compares Casemiro to club legend | The Sun
PAUL SCHOLES sparked a fierce debate among Manchester United fans as he compared Casemiro to a club legend.
The Brazilian has helped rejuvenate United's midfield since his £70million move from Real Madrid.
And Scholes likened him to former team-mate and captain Roy Keane before their Europa League trip to Barcelona.
He said on BT Sport: "People say he's a defensive midfielder, but I don't see that. He's as close to Roy Keane as I've seen."
But fans argued the statement online, with many suggesting Keane is nowhere near the class of five-time Champions League winner Casemiro.
One said: "Casemiro is better than Roy Keane ever was."
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Another said: "Seriously though Roy Keane is absolutely nowhere near Casemiro as a player."
One added: "Roy Keane doesn’t come close to Casemiro and Casemiro is a defensive midfielder."
Another added: "I think he's more skilled on the ball than Roy was."
But one argued: "Been saying this, closest thing we've had to Keane. Keane gets labelled as an aggressive hard player, but he was so much more.
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"On the ball always made the right choice, fizzes passes to beat the press, knew when to commit forward and drop back. Had it all."
Another said: "People don't realise how technically gifted Keane was as well, very similar to Casemiro."
One added: "Serious praise that."
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