The game of football has evolved into a battle of wills between players and their coaches.
The latest example of this comes in the form of the clash between Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
The United legend and former England captain took to Twitter to defend his team mate and described Scholes as a “good man”.
Scholes has been embroiled in a long-running feud with Giggs since their time at Old Trafford in 2011.
The pair’s rivalry has been exacerbated by Giggs’ controversial decision to remove Giggs from the squad for their upcoming friendly against Slovakia in June.
United’s squad were unable to travel to Slovakia due to the World Cup qualifiers.
Scholes has responded with a number of tweets in recent days, including one in which he questioned why Scholes was “not getting a job”.
The Manchester United boss responded with an attempt to justify the decision, saying that Giggs was not an Englishman, and that Scholes is an American.
The incident has brought back memories of the World War Two era.
The World War II era began when the US played a match in Munich, against Germany.
Giggs was forced to stand in the cold, waiting for the referee to give him a yellow card.
Schols has also been a thorn in the side of his boss, and this time he used Twitter to try to explain himself.
Schole wrote that Gries “got the memo” about what he had said about Giggs, adding that Scholls “didn’t care” that Giggys comments were controversial.
When Scholes said he didn’t care that Gigs comments were “controversial” Giggs responded by accusing Scholes of “not caring” about the comments.
@Ricky_Watson_I was not going to stand here & not say anything about my team mate’s comments.
The message was clear: “I don’t care about him, I care about my own team.”
– Paul Schols (@PaulScholesMEP) October 10, 2019 @PaulScholsMEP That is the sort of person you are.
– Ricky Watson (@RickyWatsonMEP ) October 10.
Scholes also wrote: “There is no doubt that Paul Scholas is an arrogant, pompous, arrogant brat who cannot be trusted.
He is a man who has failed at his job in the past, but has a habit of sticking it to you in the future.”
Scholes added that he had never been a fan of Giggs before the game.
The pair have been feuding since the World Cups.
Scholls has accused Giggs of disrespecting the fans during his time at Manchester United, and was particularly angry with the Manchester City manager when Giggs did not get the call for his team to come off the pitch during their 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.
After the game, Scholes tweeted that Gittes comments were disrespectful.
“I don`t think you have the right to disrespect the fans, especially when they are so loyal.
You have no right to insult the fans,” Scholes wrote.
“I have seen him do it before.
I dont know why he didnt say the same thing.
It`s disrespectful, it`s unprofessional, it is arrogant.”
Schole has also made the same claims in the wake of the Manchester United match.
#RickyRyanGiggs I didnt care that he said the same things about me.
I didnt want to disrespect him, it was unprofessional & unprofessional is what you do when you arent proud of yourself, said @PaulScholasMEP.
– Paul Schneider (@paulschneider8) October 11, 2019Scholes and Giggs have since been linked to each other.
Giggs said that he has been a supporter of Scholes for some time, and said that Schole has not been able to “go through a day of football without him”.
“He’s a great player,” said Giggs.
“But he doesn’t want to play football.
I’m disappointed in him, he’s not a good player, he can’t get his job done.”
Giggles comments come just days after he took to social media to deny that he called his teammate a “n****r”.
Gatti also responded to Scholes comments.
“You just cannot get away with saying things like that, you’re not a professional,” Gatti told The Daily Mail.
“You don’t deserve that kind of attention.”