Paul Scholes: Manchester City midfielder reminds me of Michael Carrick

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The Manchester United legend has compared James Milner to Michael Carrick.

Not everyone is a fan of James Milner's playing style - but it seems Paul Scholes is.

The Manchester City and England midfielder has often been described as workmanlike and lacking in creativity. And it is perhaps no surprise that he has a popular Twitter parody account impersonating him... named 'Boring James Milner.'

Scholes, however, feels he is very under-rated and, for that reason, puts him in the same category as Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.

Writing in a section of his weekly column in the London Evening Standard named 'every team needs a James Milner,' Scholes said:

"I have never felt that James Milner gets the credit he deserves, so it was interesting to read what he had to say about being the kind of player who does not complain if he is left out of the team.

"Somewhere along the way, Milner had been stuck with the tag that he is a player you use when you want to stop the other team’s full-back attacking.

"I would say he is an excellent attacking player in his own right. You can see it hurts him to be left out. He is not the type to be happy picking up his wages and sitting on the bench.

"I would put him in the same category as Michael Carrick in terms of the way he is regarded. Milner’s team-mates will be very glad to have him around, even if he does not always get the acclaim elsewhere."

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