Paul Scholes wonders if Eden Hazard has that appetite for goals of Messi or Ronaldo.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says Chelsea forward Eden Hazard needs to be more clinical in-front of goal.

The Belgium international has scored 13 Premier League goals in 31 games this season, with his most recent against Louis van Gaal's side last weekend at Stamford Bridge.

And, ahead of their clash against Arsenal at the Emirates, former United and England midfielder Scholes has questioned whether the 24-year-old has the same appetite to score goals as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“One thing I do wonder with Hazard is whether he has that hunger to score goals that you see in Ronaldo, Messi and [Luis] Suarez,” Scholes told The Independent.

“Those are players who have a ferocious appetite to put the ball in the net. They’re unstoppable. Hazard seems to me to be a relatively gentle soul. One who is just as happy skipping past a couple of opponents and putting it on a plate for a team-mate.

“He does that very well, and I have no doubt he will deserve his accolade at the PFA awards. Playing the way he does, under pressure to score goals and make them, is not easy and he has been a big part of Chelsea’s success.

“But in this modern age, if he wishes to challenge the achievements of Messi and Ronaldo then he will have to prove that he can match their relentless desire to score goals.”


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