There are not many players that Manchester United fans hold in higher esteem than Paul Scholes.
The midfield genius played for 19 seasons at Old Trafford - the last two of which came after he retired for a year - and it's fair to say he shared the Theatre of Dreams with some world class talents.
Scholes finishes with 715 appearances to his name and 155 goals for the Red Devils, but his trophy haul is by far the most impressive statistic.
The 42-year-old collected a ridiculous 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two Champions League, two League Cups and one FIFA World Club Cup. He literally did it all.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Jaap Stam, Eric Cantona and many, many more have won titles alongside the former England international midfielder, so it's fair to say he knows a good player when he sees one.
Speaking to Republik of Mancunia, Scholes recounted the one man the club failed to signed that he really wish they did - Ronaldinho.
"I remember that year, we were on the preseason tour and it looked like he was going to sign for us and he ended up signing for Barcelona, and we were playing Barcelona on the preseason tour.
"Because he didn't sign for us, everyone wanted to boot him and kick him, but you couldn't get near him. Brilliant player, would loved to have seen him [at United] but, didn't happen."
But, when talking about his greatest teammate, Scholes couldn't help but wax lyrical about Ryan Giggs. In fact, he labelled him a 'freak'.
"I played with some brilliant players – so many brilliant players – but Ryan was the one that could lift everything. You’d just give him the ball, especially on big European nights here, he used to beat five or six men, used to get the crowd going.
"The longevity of his career, as well, was special, not just his quality but to take it to twenty odd years playing in centre midfield… At that level, yeah. He was brilliant. He was unbelievable, a freak!"
To be fair, Giggs spent 24 years with United and is the only player to play in each of the first 22 seasons in Premier League history, scoring in 21 of them.
No complaints here with Scholes' comments!
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