Paul Scholes questions Chelsea’s decision to sell Arjen Robben

Paul Scholes questions whether Chelsea would have let Arjen Robben leave if they knew the player he would become

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Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben Photo: Back Page Images

Paul Scholes has questioned Chelsea’s decision to sell Arjen Robben back in 2007 after the winger’s impressive form in recent seasons.

The Blues opted to offload the Netherlands winger to Real Madrid in a reported £24m deal, with the 30-year-old then moving to current employers Bayern Munich two years later.

He’s 30 years old and seems quicker than ever. The pace of Robben is frightening

Paul Scholes

Robben has been in fine form for the Netherlands at the World Cup in Brazil, having scored three goals and made one assist while playing every minute of all five of his country’s games.

And Scholes feels that Chelsea will be regretting their decision to let Robben leave Stamford Bridge seven years ago.

“I don’t remember Robben being half as good in the Premier League for Chelsea,” Scholes wrote in a blog for Paddy Power.

“Since he went to Bayern Munich he’s grown in stature, and grown unbelievably in the quality of his play.

“You think, would Chelsea have ever sold him if they knew the type of player he was going to turn out to be?

“He’s 30 years old and seems quicker than ever. The pace of Robben is frightening.”

Robben scored 11 goals and made six assists in 28 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich last season.

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