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Top 10: Midfielders of the 21st Century

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Scholes is the best English midfielder of his generation (©GettyImages)
Scholes is the best English midfielder of his generation (©GettyImages).

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.

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