England midfielder, Paul Scholes scored some big goals for Manchester United. His volley against Bradford City. His long ranger against Aston Villa. But the best came in the Champions League against Barcelona.
It was 2008 and Manchester United faced Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals. After drawing the 1st leg 0-0 in the Nou Camp United faced a Barcelona team with Thierry Henry, Iniesta and Messi at Old Trafford.
A wayward Zambrotta clearance fell to Paul Scholes on the edge of the box. He opened the scoring by belting the ball into the top corner outside of his boot.
Manchester United went on to win the Champions League and Barcelona players and managers fell in love with Paul Scholes.
PEP WISHED HE HAD PLAYED ALONGSIDE HIM
“OUT OF EVERYONE AT MANCHESTER UNITED, I WOULD PICK OUT SCHOLES – HE IS THE BEST MIDFIELDER OF HIS GENERATION.”
XAVI SAID HE WAS THE MOST COMPLETE
“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.”
CESC THOUGHT HE WAS THE BEST IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
“HE IS THE ONE WHOSE LEVEL I ASPIRE TO. HE IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE.”
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