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Manchester United star dismisses Paul Scholes comparison: “There will never be another”

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has brushed off comparisons with club legend Paul Scholes, reports the Daily Express.

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The Spaniard signed from La Liga side Athletic Bilbao last summer, and has experienced an up and down first season in the Premier League. Despite a strong start with two goals in his first three games, the 25-year-old suffered a series of injuries and fell out of favour with manager Louis van Gaal.

However, over the last two months he has returned to the starting XI during a sequence of six straight victories that only ended on Saturday in their 1-0 loss to Chelsea. The centre-mid has impressed greatly during this run, and looks set to be a fixture in the midfield for years to come.

This has led to comparisons with Scholes, who made over 700 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit over a 22 year period. However, it seems that Herrera is keen to avoid being likened to the former England international.

When asked about the United hero he said: “There will never be another Scholes. He was a one off.”

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