Man Utd legend Keane: Arsenal's Cesc not in Scholes class

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has dismissed comparisons between former teammate Paul Scholes and Arsenal youngster Cesc Fabregas.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger likened his young Spanish midfielder to the United veteran.

But Keane, who played alongside Scholes for a decade at Old Trafford, said: "He has the potential to be as good as Paul Scholes, but not yet.

"To compare him to Paul Scholes you are talking about a top, top player who has done it over 12, 13, 14 years.

"Of course. he is at the perfect club and he has the perfect manager. He has a lot of experience for a young lad, I have to say that.

"I enjoy watching him play. I think he is a very good player. Even the media can see how good his passing and movement is.

"You don't have to be a football expert to see that. I'm sure if he has a good game Arsenal will have a good chance of winning.

"That is how you gauge a good player: if they have a major influence on a game. I'd take him in January if I had the chance!"

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