Paul Scholes: How Brendan Rodgers can learn from Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson

The Manchester United legend feels the Liverpool boss could manage skipper Steven Gerrard better.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has cited Sir Alex Ferguson as an example to Brendan Rodgers when it comes to managing captain Steven Gerrard.

Scholes bluntly disagrees with Rodgers' decision to rest his skipper for the Real Madrid game in the Champions League earlier this week.

The Man United legend feels Liverpool midfielder Gerrard is not being used in the right games - and says Rodgers can learn from Ferguson when it comes to choosing the right matches.

In Scholes' own words, 'you need a manager who knows when to play you and when to rest you,' something the 39-year-old cites his own career as evidence for.

"There is no reason that he [Gerrard] cannot be an effective holding midfielder for Liverpool for three more years," Scholes wrote in his weekly column for the Independent.

"I won a Champions League final six months before my 34th birthday. You need a manager who knows when to play you and when to rest you.

"Sir Alex Ferguson was brilliant at that. He would tell me that he had a game in mind for me, a week, 10 days ahead and to get myself ready to play."

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