5. Paul Scholes
Ask any player who has either played with or against Paul Scholes and they'll tell you exactly how good the retired Manchester United star was.
Scholes - who won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions Leagues during his illustrious career - was a level above most of his teammates and opponents in terms of quick thinking and ability to pull off the impossible.
The Salford-born midfielder controlled matches and possessed a breathtaking range of passing.