ormer England midfielder, Paul Scholes admits that playing alongside Argentina star Juan Sebastian at Manchester United Veron did not flourish.
Veron was a big money signing at United in the summer of 2001, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson switching from a 4-4-2 to 4-5-1 formation to attempt to win the Champions League at the time.
However, Scholes admit that after Veron signed from Lazio, the duo struggled to find the requisite chemistry on the field.
“It didn’t really matter to me,” Scholes told ex-team-mate Gary Neville on The Overlap.
“I played with Nicky [Butt], I played with Roy [Keane] – Michael Carrick. I loved playing with all of them.
“It wasn’t great playing with people who [were] attacking people, I needed someone who played that [defensive] position really well.”
Neville then asked: “Someone like Veron, you mean?”
Scholes replied: “Yeah, me and Veron were a disaster.
“I think me and Anderson did it once. Just, no, it’s not working, is it? Just two lads who don’t care about defending, don’t know the [defensive] position that well.
“But it worked better with a Michael or a Roy or a Nicky. They were brilliant playing that position, they knew.
“I didn’t know the position that well, I didn’t play in the position that well, as you know.
“You were always moaning about, ‘stay with your runners’ and stuff. [I’d reply] ‘You get them! He’s running to you, you can see them, can’t you?’ I had to play with someone who was disciplined.”