Scholes fears England will be caught out if Steven Gerrard breaks down.
He wrote for his Paddy Power blog: "Not bringing Michael Carrick is a mistake.
"At a certain age, you can't bomb forward any more. You learn to stay back and dictate a match. That's the big difference between Steven and Frank Lampard, for example. I'm not sure Lampard has the ability to control a game. He's always someone who's up trying to score goals.
"England's success in the group stages hinges on Gerrard staying fit."
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