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Footballers views on Paul Scholes

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I was tempted to stick this in the new manager thread but I think it deserves a thread of its own

 

Now I know all this doesn't mean he will necessarily be a success here but to think usually when we make a signing or an appointment we are usually trawling through a message board to see who they are or if they are any good.

 

Below are some of the most significant people in footballs views on him as a player. If someone is that highly regarded in the game you would expect our players to shut up and listen when he talks, the idea of someone of this standing in the game coming to manage our club should be seen as huge.

 

Just remember this is the New Oldham Athletic Manager these people are talking about here.

 

Pele:
"If he was playing with me, I would have scored so many more."

Zinedine Zidane:
"My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder."

Luis Figo:
"I’m star-struck when I see Paul Scholes because you never see him. On the pitch you can’t catch him. Off the pitch he disappears."

Edgar Davids:
"I’m not the best, Paul Scholes is."

Xavi:
"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."

Patrick Vieira:
"The player in the Premiership I admire most? Easy – Scholes."

Roy Keane:
"An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being."

Laurent Blanc:
"I tell anyone who asks me – Scholes is the best English player."

Thierry Henry:
"I can’t understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award. He should have won it long ago. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t seek the limelight like some of the other ‘stars’."

 

Brian Kidd:
"Paul Scholes had the best football brain I’d ever seen in a kid. Let’s face it. Paul Scholes is in a class of his own."

Marcello Lippi:
"Paul Scholes would have been one of my first choices for putting together a great team."

Pep Guardiola:
"Out of everyone at Manchester United, I would pick out Scholes, he is the best midfielder of his generation. I would had loved to play alongside him."

Cesc Fabregas:
"He is the one whose level I aspire to. He is the best player in the Premier League."

Lionel Messi:
"At La Masia his name was mentioned a lot. He’s a teacher."

Dimitar Berbatov:
"Nobody else can play the way Paul Scholes does."

Cristiano Ronaldo:
"When we were in training, I used to do a lot of tricks which hardly any players at the club could do. Once I was showing my skills to Scholes. After I finished, Scholes took the ball and pointed to a tree which was about 50m from where we were standing. He said, I’m going to hit it in one shot. He kicked and hit the tree. He asked me to do the same; I kicked about 10 times, but still couldn’t hit it, with that accuracy. He smiled and left."

Gary Neville:
"I wouldn’t swap Paul Scholes for anybody. He is quite simply the most complete footballer I have ever played with. He is the best."

Rio Ferdinand:
"Best player? For me, it’s Paul Scholes. He’ll do ridiculous things in training like say, “You see that tree over there?” – it’ll be 40 yards away – “I’m going to hit it”. And he’ll do it. Everyone at the club considers him the best."

 

Sir Bobby Charlton:
"I have no hesitation in putting a name to the embodiment of all that I think is best about football. It’s Paul Scholes. In so many ways Scholes is my favourite."

Sir Alex Ferguson:
"I think Paul Scholes is the best player in England. He’s got the best skills, the best brain. No one can match him. There isn’t a player of his mould anywhere in the world. Paul is irreplaceable."

 

Edited by GlossopLatic

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lovely to read.....now lets hope that footballing brain can be used on the squad we have or hope to sign in the future

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If he's half as good for us as a manager  as he was as a player he will do wonders for us.

 

So many barriers to overcome though. I hope its a success. 

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3 minutes ago, Dave_Og said:

How big was the tree? 

there are two tree quotes there....I am not too sure about his green creditentials now....poor trees...lets think of the trees...hahah

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Great read, now let’s think about this, Scholes ripping his hair out when watching Gardner misplace a 3 yard pass to Fane for the 20 th time!

 

The ginger messiah is here folks, not many teams can say our manager is worth more than our owner 

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Great read, now let’s think about this, Scholes ripping his hair out when watching Gardner misplace a 3 yard pass to Fane for the 20 th time!

 

The ginger messiah is here folks, not many teams can say our manager is worth more than our owner 

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1 hour ago, GlossopLatic said:

I was tempted to stick this in the new manager thread but I think it deserves a thread of its own

 

 

 

I wish you'd stuck it on a United forum.... 

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31 minutes ago, HarryBosch said:

 

I wish you'd stuck it on a United forum.... 

 

19 minutes ago, GlossopLatic said:

 

Why he's not their manager.

 

Do you not like football anymore?

Loves a poll though 

should this have been posted on owtb or the armchairs forum ? 

Edited by simplythemostimportantkick

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Danny Murphy on Talkshite reckons he’ll be good at man management and communicating to the players what he wants done (Can he speak French??).

 

Think this appointment could be good, if AL behaves..

 

 

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Strange days, indeed.

 

I was reading the comments left on the BBC Sport article and the sheer amount of bullshit, vitriol and absolute cack regarding this appointment are predictable, to say the least. Could this move have been made instead of giving the job to Wellens? We will never know the effect that would have had and we may now have been looking a totally different situation...or maybe not, seeing as both are managerial rookies.

I can only wish Scholes well, support the team as always and HOPE that the appointment is a success.

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