By Danny Wright
Paul Scholes has claimed that he doesn’t think Scottish midfielder Scott Brown would be able to have much of an impact if he played in England – and Celtic fans on Twitter are not best pleased.
Brown has been on the books at Celtic Park since 2007 and has made quite the habit of winning domestic silverware, including this season’s unbeaten domestic treble.
However Manchester United legend Scholes, 42, has suggested that a move to England would not work out well for Brown and has said that he is currently at the right level he needs to be at.
The ex-England international said to the Daily Record: “Scott has had a fantastic career with Celtic. But could he have done the same with a big club down in England? I’m not sure he’d have had the same influence.”
Of course such comments about the Celtic captain was sure to get a response from the club’s loyal supporters – with one surprisingly admitting that it was a “fair comment”.
Here is a selection of their tweets in reaction to Scholes’ comments:
That's y scholes never became a manager
— colum mccann (@mccanio) June 4, 2017
Maybe Paul Scholes would never have cut it in the Spanish or German league but we will never know as he's never played there
— spc 1888 (@1888_spc) June 4, 2017
From a bloke who couldn't cut it at international level
— JungleLion (@JungleLion_) June 4, 2017
Well he done fine in champions league this season with best completed passes so would cut it in the most overrated league in the world.
— dazza32 (@dazzat32) June 4, 2017
Brown, 31, has won all there is to win in Scotland but has still been on the top of his game this season as Brendan Rodgers led his team to an unbeaten domestic season and a treble of silverware.
The midfielder made a total of 54 appearances across all competitions for Celtic, scoring three goals and supplying three assists as he captained his side to history.
Since moving to Parkhead almost ten years ago, Brown has made over 400 appearances and scored 37 times.
In other Celtic news, the Bhoys may have been given hope over re-signing Patrick Roberts.