Tribute To Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes, born 16 November 1974 in Salford – Greater Manchester, a true one-club man. The gingerheaded maestro has finally called it quits on an illustrious seventeen year long career at Manchester United, and only Manchester United.
Lauded by Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona, arguably the best midfielder right now, he had this to say about Paul Scholes in an interview with the Daily Mail in February 2011 before the clash against Arsenal in the UEFA Champions League.
“In the last 15 to 20 years the best central midfielder that I have seen — the most complete — is Scholes. I have spoken with Xabi Alonso about this many times. Scholes is a spectacular player who has everything… He can play the final pass, he can score, he is strong, he never gets knocked off the ball and he doesn’t give possession away. If he had been Spanish then maybe he would have been valued more.”
From one great player to another, the debate surrounding Paul Scholes and Xavi Hernandez has been doing the rounds for many years. Xavi at just 31 has made 638 appearances for FC Barcelona with a goal return of 62 goals. Paul Scholes, aged 37 has made 676 appearances for Manchester United FC with a goal return of 150 goals.
Here is a tribute video of the great Paul Scholes who played his heart out for Manchester United.
Thank you Paul Scholes for all the great memories and success you brought to Manchester United, you are a true legend!