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OPINION: Why Silva's response to Paul Scholes' claim that He's an Old Defender is an accurate reply


Paul Scholes, an 11-time English Premier League winner and former Manchester United player, appears to have had enough of bashing Chelsea. After seeing Chelsea come from behind to earn a point against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Paul Scholes believes that Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel can beat Manchester City and Liverpool to the English Premier League title this season if Romelu Lukaku can stay fit for the rest of the season.

While Paul Scholes appears to have set his sights on Chelsea as a club, the Sky Sports pundit isn't finished with the team, as Chelsea's senior defender Thiago Silva has been the latest target of Paul Scholes' ire. Michael Carrick, who oversaw United's trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva were the targets of Paul Scholes' criticism.

Carrick's decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of the squad that faced Chelsea was an error, according to Paul Scholes, because the Portuguese forward would have faced Thiago Silva, who would be unable to stop him due to his age.

According to Scholes: "It's probably the first time in his career that he hasn't been selected for a major game. I suppose he'll be enraged, that he won't be able to play in this important game. I'm not sure what you're talking about. If you consider all of the important games, such as Manchester City or Liverpool, I believe today is the best one for Cristiano."

"You're up against Thiago Silva, who, don't get me wrong, is a fantastic center-back, but he's 37 years old. Cristiano's situation could not be much better. We have no idea what we're doing again again. The team has no identity, and we have no idea how we'll play."

Paul Scholes believes that the defenders of Liverpool and Manchester City are superior to Thiago Silva, and that Cristiano Ronaldo will have no trouble slipping past him.

If Cristiano Ronaldo had not played in that game, Paul Scholes' claim against Thiago Silva would have had a little more credibility, because there is no way of knowing what will happen if Cristiano Ronaldo confronts Thiago Silva. Cristiano Ronaldo was eventually introduced in the second half.

Chelsea didn't even need Thiago Silva to halt Cristiano Ronaldo since Trevor Chalobah had done an excellent job. Cristiano Ronaldo's business against Chelsea was all that mattered to the Chelsea academy graduate, who wouldn't let him into the Chelsea Box.

Of course, Thiago Silva didn't let Scholes' slam on him go unnoticed. On Instagram, he replied to him perfectly while commenting on a Chelsea Fan Page's account of the occurrence.

"It's usually simple," Silva wrote, "particularly for those who have quit playing." The three terms that best describe the response are "short," "exact," and "specific." When Paul Scholes isn't on the big stage, it's easier for him to provide an account of another Player's performance.

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