Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Scholes delivers a Master class
Last night Paul Scholes embarked on his 17th season at Old Trafford and yet again he delivered an absolute master class in midfield. His touch, passing and positional play was simply outstanding. The weighted pass he chipped to Ryan Giggs for the 3rd goal oozed quality. Surely the biggest question in football at the current time is ‘how on earth can United ever replace him?’
To play at the highest level for that period of time will separate Scholes (and Giggs) from almost every other player. What is so exceptional about him is the awareness he possesses all over the pitch; he knows when to keep it simple but also when to be more adventurous –things you just cannot teach! When you consider how many spectacular goals he has scored and how much he has contributed to United it is astounding that he has never picked up a player of the year award – surely he deserves it?
The thing that really stands out for me is the way that Scholes has conducted himself off the pitch for his entire career. I can only recall ever seeing him pictured in the tabloids once and that was with his wife and children out shopping; he is a man who lives and breathes football and simply wants to play! If only United could spend their money on a time machine and make him 21 again.
‘The greatest midfielder of his generation’ – Zidane when asked about Paul Scholes
I don’t think there is anything more to say!