Paul Scholes, one of the best players in the history of Manchester United
Paul Scholes was known on the grass as the Old Trafford Wizard or like the Colorado, by that her cheeks were always red hot. This was as a footballer one of the best players in the history of Manchester United that a 19 May 2013 He decided to end a long career that led him to be 20 years competing at the highest level in its entire life
Paul Scholes, one of the best players in the history of the Premier
With great game vision, ability to arrive in the second line and above all and above all, long shot, it is not unreasonable to say that Paul Scholes He has been one of the best footballers since the Premier League was called that. Your assists, his dominance of the ball and the midfield in a team usually full of stars dazzled the naked eye. As much as his character that led him to beat the club's record of warnings (120) and to be expelled up to ten times, one of them in Wembley, where he has the dubious honor of being the only English footballer to have seen a red card.
A long career at United and the English team
And is that if Manchester United marked his life, his experience with the national team did not leave anyone indifferent. 66 international times with 14 goals were his endorsement in a team with which he played 3 World Cups and three other European Cups. Although it would obviously be with “los red devils”, where Paul Scholes would develop the best of his career.
Asthmatic but with great physical resistance (so long that he held on until 38 years), under the baton of his only coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, Scholes won 11 Premiers, in addition to 3 FA Cup and of course, of Champions, among them that of 1999 in which his team would come back from two goals in the last minute to Bayern Munich, but in which he could not be for being sanctioned.
Its enormous longevity, comparable to your partner Ryan Giggs, sparked many comments among his colleagues by profession. Of the, Socrates said that “had to be Brazilian”, Xavi designated him as the best midfielder of the last 15 o 20 years. Even, Pep Guardiola or Ferguson fell surrendered before so much virtue together in the same man. Previously removed in 2011, the desire of the Scottish coach and the fans finally convinced him that the best thing was to continue one more year. And it is that one of his great abilities was not to lower the bar of his level.
Of his goals, rivers of ink have been written, although several excel in his career. The one achieved in the semifinals of the European Cup of 2008 against Barcelona, the goal in the FA Cup final of 1999 against Newcastle, or his double against Port Vale in 1994, when I barely had 19 years. Although none of them, he does as much as his runs on Old Trafford turf. The stadium that saw the talent of one of the best midfielders ever.
Goals: 107 in 497 matches with Manchester United
International: 66 times
Titles: 11 Premier League, 3 FA Cup, 2 Champions League
Four times best player of the month