Manchester United legend Scholes: I tried to play like Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has identified Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos as the player he most admired in the twilight of his career.

Scholes is widely considered one of the greatest midfielders to have played in the Premier League, and is revered by fellow professionals of his era.

And although many aspire to play like the understated Old Trafford superstar, he has admitted he loved to watch Kroos during the tail-end of his illustrious career, and even tried to emulate the Germany star.

He told Kicker magazine: “I really like Toni Kroos. When I neared the end of my career, I followed him closely and tried to play like Kroos.

“I was a midfielder with an eye for the goal, but Kroos is one of the best midfield masterminds in the world.”

Scholes, who won everything in the domestic game more than once with United, even suggested Kroos could succeed Michael Carrick in United’s midfield, slotting in with Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.

“Kroos would be perfect at United next to Pogba and Ander Herrera.”

United fans must be drooling over the prospect of Kroos, Pogba and Herrera bossing their midfield. Maybe one day…

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