Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has hit out at Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling for refusing to commit his future to Anfield – insisting that the youngster doesn’t know how perfect his career under Brendan Rodgers is.
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On Wednesnday afternoon BBC Sport released an exclusive interview with the Reds winger, which has dominated the football headlines. The England international insisted that he isn’t a money-grabber, but confessed he is flattered by Arsenal interest, and is unhappy that the club have let world-class duo Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard leave.
Scholes is the latest to have his say on the subject – in his column for the Independent he wrote that he believes Liverpool has been the ideal club for Sterling, as he has everything a 20-year-old could want so early in his career.
The Old Trafford hero wrote, ‘When it comes to his future, my view is that Raheem Sterling should stay at Liverpool. They have elevated him from the junior sides and he has a manager who has built a team around him. He plays every week. What more do you need at that age?
‘Sterling is a good player. He can beat a man and on his day he looks impressive. But he doesn’t score enough goals, not yet anyway.
He added: ‘You have to be careful when you time a move to one of the biggest clubs.
‘Occasionally, these young players do not realise what a good thing they are on to when they know that they will be playing every week.’
Watch a clip of the Anfield forward’s interview below.