Scholes and Henry, a tale of desperation?
Published 12/01/2012 | 09:12
IS it just us here at ' The Week In Sport' or does the sight of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger bringing back Paul Scholes and Thierry Henry respectively have a whiff of desperation about it?
Especially in the case of Scholes. He's been retired for about nine months at this stage, whereas Henry has been plying his trade with the New York Redbulls in the MLS (a semi-retirement home some might argue, but a professional league nevertheless).
The return of Scholes suggests that United are in serious trouble in the middle of the park and the return of Henry suggests that outside of Robin Van Persie (Chamakh and Gervinho aren't cutting the mustard) Arsenal are badly struggling for goal scorers.
Given all they've done in the game far be it for us to question the judgement of either manager in their decision to bring them back (and Henry got off to a great start on Monday night), but for men of their experience to have left such gaping holes in their squads, that needed short term filling, somewhat beggars belief.