Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has once again displayed his bitterness towards Arsenal by stating that had he still voted in the PFA ballot, Alexis Sanchez would be his sixth choice, he wrote in The Evening Standard.
Scholes has made many odd comments regarding Arsenal since he decided to take up a punditry role, mainly surrounding his weird obsession with Mesut Ozil. His latest episode, however, scales to new heights.
Despite Alexis scoring 22 goals in his first season in English football, Scholes stated that Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, John Terry (who isn’t even shortlisted), Philippe Coutinho and David de Gea would all be ahead of our Chilean star in his hypothetical vote.
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“Hazard has made the difference in big games, like the one against Manchester United,” Scholes said.
“If I were to place the six shortlisted players, plus Terry, in order, I would rank them like this: 1) Hazard; 2) Kane; 3) Terry; 4) David De Gea; 5) Philippe Coutinho; 6) Alexis Sanchez; 7) Diego Costa.”
The logic behind his decision is difficult comprehend and could just be put down to pure dislike of Arsenal, stemming back to when Patrick Vieira would bully him in the middle of the park.
National consensus would clearly have Alexis as Eden Hazard’s biggest threat to claiming the PFA Player of the Year award and Sunday’s game will prove that.