Scholes: Pique would struggle in Premier League

The Barcelona star is reportedly considering his future amid speculation linking him with a return to Old Trafford but his former team-mate thinks he should stay in Spain


Paul Scholes insists Gerard Pique is more suited to La Liga than the Premier League amid speculation linking the Barcelona star with a return to Manchester United.

Pique is reported to be considering his future at Camp Nou after being left out of the Blaugrana’s last three matches by Luis Enrique, and will seek a move away in January unless the situation improves.

The Spaniard’s situation – combined with United’s chronic lack of quality options in defence – has prompted several reports suggesting he could be set to return to the club he departed in the summer of 2008.

But Scholes believes his former team-mate’s fondness for having the ball means he is always more likely to shine in Spain than England.

“I have always thought that Spanish football, and Barcelona in particular, suits him best,” the former playmaker revealed in his column in The Independent.

“He likes being in a side that keeps possession. He is great at home but playing away at the big teams in England is a completely different prospect for a defender.
 
“His success at Barcelona and with Spain has been incredible. But I think Gerard would find it harder back in the Premier League.”