Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits its easy to compare Tottenham star Luka Modric with Paul Scholes. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been totally vindicated in his determination to hang onto the talented midfielder.
"They are both intelligent footballers and both influence their teams," Ferguson said. "Scholesy influences the Manchester United team as Modric does at Tottenham so it's a reasonable comparison.
"I don't think they're identical players, they are different types. But, nonetheless, they have the same qualities in terms of controlling the game and their passing consistency is good. One thing people often under-estimate with Modric is his stamina."