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Man Utd boss Ferguson unhappy with Arsenal rival Wenger over Scholes comments

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is disappointed with Arsene Wenger over the Arsenal manager's criticism of Paul Scholes. At a time when the football world has been eulogising over the abilities of a 35-year-old who turned his back on England after Euro 2004, Wenger, while adding to the praise for Scholes, also claimed last week there was a more sinister edge to the midfielder's abilities that often saw him tread a very fine line between fair and foul.

Even Ferguson accepts criticism of Scholes' tackling has sometimes been valid.

However, the Manchester United manager fails to understand why Wenger should add such comments to an appreciation of Scholes' talents.

"I don't know why Arsene Wenger said that," said Ferguson.

"When you are asked your opinion about someone with the ability and performance level of Paul Scholes I don't see why you should say that.

"It is very easy to look at the dark side of any player. I could say it about one of the Arsenal players in particular and everybody knows that but there is no need.

"Paul is not the best tackler but he has not injured anyone in his time here.

"You should focus on the strengths and abilities he shows and also the contribution he has made to English football over 18 years. It is phenomenal."

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