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.


Scholes on his MUFC debut versus Port Vale in 1994

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!

One Response to “Tribute To Paul Scholes”
  1. SihleMthembu says:

    he is a great player–its unfortunate that that MAN CORE (the Neville brothers, Becks, Giggs) did not all play their days out in man u. with that being said. despite the stats I think Xavi is a much more enteprisign player–his work rate of the ball is what sets him apart and I think that when you look at why he does not have such a high goal rate is coz he hardly gets into scoring positions, Iniesta does a lot of that. a lot of his goals are long range and unfortunately if you play at Barca the goals are often worked in. but Bon Voyage to Scholes

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