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Chelsea star Thiago Silva hits back at Scholes after Man Utd legend claims Ronaldo would find it easy against defender


CHELSEA star Thiago Silva has hit back at Paul Scholes’ claim that Cristiano Ronaldo would find it easy to play against him.

The Blues hosted Manchester United in last weekend’s marquee game at Stamford Bridge.

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Cristiano Ronaldo failed to gain the upper hand over Thiago SilvaCredit: AP
Chelsea star Thiago Silva hits back at Scholes after Man Utd legend claims Ronaldo would find it easy against defender

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Paul Scholes’ claim backfiredCredit: EPA

Silva against Ronaldo was meant to be a key clash… before the Portuguese found himself benched by interim boss Michael Carrick.

As it happens, the 36-year-old was not called up until the 64th minute – before missing a shot on goal.

After the game, a Chelsea fan account wrote on Instagram: “According to Paul Scholes, facing Thiago Silva would have been easy for Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Silva, 37, found the post and commented: “It’s always easy, especially for those who have stopped playing !!”

He followed his words with three laughing emojis.

Silva’s comment has since received over 4,000 likes.

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Man United were leading without Ronaldo, when Jadon Sancho jumped on Jorginho’s terrible touch in midfield.

Chelsea equalized just five minutes after CR7 arrived on the bench, when the Italian midfielder converted from the penalty spot.

The 1-1 draw saw Thomas Tuchel’s side remain 12 points above Man United at the top of the Premier League table.

Less than 24 hours later, the Red Devils confirmed the appointment of new boss Ralf Rangnick.

The 63-year-old German takes the helm until the end of the season – after also accepting two more years as a consultant.

Silva, meanwhile, shows no signs of slowing down, having remained a key figure for Chelsea this season.

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