Juan Sebastian Veron is considered one of the best midfielders in football who failed during his career at Manchester United. What is the cause of the Argentine legend’s flop and then try to explain the legend of the Red Devils, Paul Scholes.
When he was costumed with Lazio, Veron was one of the most classy midfielders in Eranya. No wonder Manchester United is willing to pour 28.1 million pounds into buying an Argentine player in 2001.
Please note, the number 28.1 Million Pounds Sterling was very large, even the highest in the history of the football transfer market.
With the high price tag, of course the public hopes that Veron can replicate his slick performance in the Premier League with the Red Devils. But the Argentine midfielder appeared shining at MU, he even only lasted two years at Old Trafford.
Paul Scholes himself was still a mainstay in Manchester United’s midfield, he saw first hand the performance of the Argentine legend and made amazed.
However, the figure who now works as an English football pandit is assessing that the Manchester United game scheme does not match with Veron.
“Listen, Veron is a very brilliant player. Everyone knows how good he is. But he doesn’t seem to fit into our game scheme. We usually play with 4-4-1-1 or 4-4-2 schemes.”
“A very simple scheme. We have never played with a 4-3-3 scheme, maybe just a few times when we played away in Europe.” Scholes said to BBC Radio 5 Live.
With such a scheme, Manchester United cannot give their three midfielders the chance, including Roy Keane, Juan Sebastian Veron and of course Paul Scholes to play together.
That is, there must be sacrificed, and Veron finally appeared flopp for this reason.
“At that time, the 4-3-3 scheme was not suitable for this team. The scheme cannot accommodate the three of us to play together,” he said.
In 2003, Juan Sebastian Veron moved to Chelsea. Unfortunately, along with the Blues, his career did not shine either. He underwent a loan spell at the Brazilian club, then officially moved in 2007.