Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Scholes Prefers Watching Son Play to Premier League

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Scholes Prefers Watching Son Play to Premier League

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FORMER United midfielder Paul Scholes claims many Premier League clubs are so obsessed with making money they are sacrificing the quality of football being played on the pitch.

The 41-year-old is a co-owner of Salford City and said he would rather watch his National League North side than the English top flight.

In an extract published by the Guardian from new book Class of 92: Out of Our League, Scholes said: "I don't find elite football as interesting to watch any more, especially in England.

"There needs to be a real step up in quality in England. Other than Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva, we don't have the best players.

"I probably do enjoy watching Salford more. I don't know if it's as much that I don't like the hassle of going to the game, getting in, sitting in traffic. …

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