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Scholes Hits Out At Suarez

Former Manchester United and England player, Paul Scholes, has hit out at Luis Suarez, calling him ‘selfish’ and ‘lucky’.

Scholes revealed Suarez was never specially marked during his active time at Old Trafford, hinting the Uruguayan was not regarded as one the best strikers.

“In 2012/2013 Suarez was pretty selfish and missed too many chances for Liverpool,” Scholes told the Daily Star.

“Thinking of my time at Man United we didn’t worry about Suarez much.

“He’d barely get a kick at Old Trafford and I don’t remember any specific strategy to try to stop him playing, like we did with Park Ji-Sung on Andrea Pirlo in the Champions League, for example.

“Suarez is a lucky player. The ball seems to bounce off him into the right place. Luck or skill – he gets breaks other forwards don’t.”

However, Scholes also admitted Suarez has changed his play and could really hurt England when they face Uruguay tonight, while questioning the fitness of the Liverpool forward.

“Last season Suarez changed his game and wasn’t just thinking about himself. It made him a better player, especially in his partnership with Daniel Sturridge.

“His performances against Man United changed too – the 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford, where Suarez scored, was a horror show from my perspective.

“Roy Hodgson has questioned whether Suarez is world class yet and challenged him to do it at the highest level.

“This can be a dangerous thing: ask David Moyes. Before Everton played Liverpool in October 2012 I remember Moyes had a pop at Suarez over his diving. A few days later Suarez celebrated a goal by diving in front of Moyes in the dug-out.

“Suarez says he’s ‘100% fit’ now. But is he fit enough? However 100% he feels after training, playing matches at this level is completely different – England could get lucky in this regard.”

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