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Zidane Really, REALLY Loves Paul Scholes

Zidane on Scholes:

“Paul Scholes is still in a class of his own. He’s almost untouchable in what he does.

“I never tire of watching him play. You rarely come across the complete footballer, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get.

“One of my regrets is that the opportunity to play alongside him never presented itself during my career.”

Like Zidane, Scholes doesn’t go in for cheap talk – both men let their football ability speak for them – so for the Frenchman to praise the United legend in such a way is a big deal, and gives this Englishman a warm, tingly feeling inside.

I would have LOVED to see Zidane and Scholes operate in the same midfield.

It’s criminal really that David Beckham is a bigger football name than Scholes, when the latter is significantly more talented.

Zizou knows.

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By Ollie Irish on August 22nd, 2010 in Man Utd. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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9 Responses to “Zidane Really, REALLY Loves Paul Scholes”

  1. Tom Addison says:

    Couldn’t agree more, although I take solace from the fact that in years to come when United fans name their best ever starting XI, it’ll be Ronaldo on the right-wing and not Beckham.

    Scholes, Lampard, Gerrard.

    In that order.

  2. anon says:

    Lay off David Beckham. David made his own name because of his right foot and overall performance, character and competitiveness as a footballer. Back in 1996, Beckham was already a bigger name than Scholes – at United and as an international.

    He was more popular and was consistently better than Scholes in the 1996/97 season. He was already a fan favourite and was the Man United Player of the Year. He stood out on the pitch as a midfielder. Even though David is a bit younger, he made his England international debut way before Scholes. Since then he has risen above vilification and the same ones who have dragged down his name have since praised it.
    He is a bigger name because of who he is and that goes back to his own TALENT as a footballer, his competitive spirit, his love for the game and the fans.

  3. anon says:

    Forgot to add that Beckham deservedly inherited Cantona’s famous no.7 shirt and wore it with pride( just like he did with Mark Hughes’ no.10). From 1997 through to 2001, he topped the Premiership assists table and still holds a Premiership record in the assists ratio per game. He still is the best English (and Man United) rightsided playmaker. His name is big in football because of his ability as a footballer !!

  4. Fredster says:

    Scandalous that Scholes was relegated by Sven-Goran Eriksson to a makeshift role on the left of midfield to accommodate Gerrard and Lampard. The greatest English midfielder of all time was treated with a woeful lack of respect.

  5. anon says:

    Why do you (still)have Posh on your front page?

    It is ‘criminal’ that she is a bigger name than the other Spice Girls when they were ALL more talented than her and more POPULAR than her back in 1997 when she and Simon Fuiller stalked David all the way up to Old Trafford (while she was in a steady relationship with some nobody handyman/delivery van man who could not give her the publicity, fame and attention she craved!!). She was the talentless one who was almost ALWAYS BEHIND just pointing and pouting. Well she succeeded in becoming the most high profile of them with a brand name SOLELY because of her marriage to a top United and England footballer!

    Stop using David Beckham’s name and most of all stop ABUSING him!!

  6. anon says:

    Why do you (still)have Posh on your front page?

    It is ‘criminal’ that she is a bigger name than the other Spice Girls when they were ALL more talented than her and more POPULAR than her back in 1997 when she and Simon Fuller stalked David all the way up to Old Trafford (while she was in a steady relationship with some nobody handyman/delivery van man who could not give her the publicity, fame and attention she craved!!). She was the talentless one who was almost ALWAYS BEHIND just pointing and pouting. The other Girls are NOW far less wealthy than her even though they were all the same in 1997.
    Scholes, Giggs and all the England players over 30 like Ferdinand, Owen et al are all wealthier than Posh’s ex-bandmates,earning more this minute and more recognisable/famous too!

    Posh succeeded in becoming the most high profile and wealthiest of them with a brand name SOLELY because of her marriage to a top United and England footballer!

    Stop using David Beckham’s name and most of all stop ABUSING him!!

  7. Seán says:

    Sorry,but Scholes last year was woeful at times. And surely the ‘complete footballer’ should have some pace and be able to tackle without fouling having played the game for so long?

  8. Ala says:

    Shouldn’t ‘complete’ include tackling for a midfielder? Nontheless his range of passing is consistently outstanding.

  9. ARSENAL says:

    better than beckham? who isnt…

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