Manchester United midfield legend Paul Scholes believes Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara would fit better in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich maestro somewhat surprised world football by turning down a new Bayern contract in favour of joining Liverpool for €22,00 m late last year.
However, the 29-year-old Spaniard has not exactly enjoyed a bright start to his Liverpool career due to adaptation and the club’s cyclical dip.
"The way Liverpool play with the three in midfield, I don’t think he has great legs about him, so that central role would suit him down to the ground,” Scholes said as quoted by Goal.
"Once you are in a wider position in the three, it’s very difficult to get around the pitch because he’s not that type of player.
According to Scholes, Thiago operates better in a two-man midfield, a set-up the player would find at Solskjaer’s United.
"He just needs to be sat in the middle. Controlling things, bringing players into play and that’s what he’s good at – I just wonder if this way of playing that Liverpool play is suited to his style of football.
"He doesn’t seem a Jurgen Klopp type player, does he? You think of the midfield players he has got and the forward players. Everything is 100 miles per hour.
"I thought he would have been more suited to a Manchester United team. In a two in midfield with a holding player, really good strong defensive player, where he can sit and control games.
"Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, I don’t see them controlling games. I see them going for the throat in teams. He hasn’t got that energy to really overpower midfield players,” Scholes concluded.