Rio Ferdinand: 'Tom Cleverley not the new Paul Scholes'

Ferdinand: 'Cleverley not new Scholes'
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Rio Ferdinand dismisses comparisons between Tom Cleverley and Paul Scholes.

Rio Ferdinand has dismissed comparisons between Tom Cleverley and retired Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.

Cleverley, 22, has impressed in United's Community Shield victory over Manchester City and Sunday's win against West Brom.

"If he gets near to Paul Scholes he will have done well," the England defender said.

"Tom will be his own player. I am sure he would rather be that than titled the new this or that."

"He has some great traits. He sees the game clearly and plays the ball forward in a nice way. It is a huge pressure to be tagged the next Paul Scholes," he added.

The Premier League champions next face Tottenham Hotspur at home on Monday, August 22.

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