Last week, the former United midfielder stated on BT Sport (with quotes published in The Manchester Evening News) that there is only one player in the Premier League who can get into the current team at Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
That player, according to Scholes, is Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, and West Ham vice-chairman Brady appears to agree with the former England international.
“In terms of global renown, United and Arsenal are England’s leaders, neither of whom, said Paul Scholes this week, have a player capable of holding down a place at Real Madrid or Barca,” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Friday, October 2 entry). “We’ll discover more on Sunday but I think he’s too close to the truth for comfort.”
Brady was referring to Sunday’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in North London.
As it turned out, the Gunners marched to a pretty comfortable 3-0 victory, with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil all playing superbly.
However, none of them would get anywhere close to playing in the first team for Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern.
In fact, Ozil and Sanchez were sold by Madrid and Barca respectively because they were deemed surplus to requirements.
Perhaps the problem is not that Premier League giants like Arsenal, United, City and Chelsea do not have quality players.
The fact is that the players Madrid, Barca and Bayern have are way better than those at the top clubs in England.