Video tribute to Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is going viral on Twitter

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is one of the greatest players in Premier League history.

With 11 league titles, two Champions League crowns, more than 100 goals in England's top division and over 700 appearances in United's famous red jersey, Scholes has plenty to tell his grandkids.

And although it's approaching a decade since Scholes hung up his boots, he continues to be spoken of by Premier League fans in the highest esteem.

It's no coincidence that he's constantly compared to two fellow legendary midfielders in Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, who gained similar status at Liverpool and Chelsea respectively.

It's a debate that has been raging for years and while the arguments for Gerrard and Lampard are largely based in statistics, the love for Scholes seems to be very subjective.

Paul Scholes' legacy

Those who watched him during his peak will know that Scholes had a touch and pass like few others, leading many to suggest he's the Premier League's greatest ever midfielder.

It's no coincidence that Zinedine Zidane named him as his toughest opponent, Xavi cited him as an inspiration and Socrates proclaimed that he could have played for Brazil.

And every now and then, the wonderful content creators across social media like to pay homage to Scholes by compiling video evidence of his greatness.

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Tribute video to Scholes

It just happens that this week is one of those occasions with Twitter @RedDevilBible racking up more than 1,000 retweets and 4,000 'likes' for his montage of Scholes.

With almost 150,000 views, the video is titled: "Paul Scholes appreciation tweet. This man was so, so good. Insane player."

A glowing report to say the very least and we'll let you decide whether the United fan is right or not by checking out two minutes of Scholes' shimmering best:

GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

I'll be the first person to admit that I think Gerrard and Lampard were better players, but that should never mean that Scholes was anything less than world-class.

It's become vogue in recent years to criticise in Scholes in hindsight for not necessarily having the same goal and assist tallies as some of his peers as if that's some sort of metric to live and die by.

The beautiful game is called so for a reason and montages of Scholes should serve as the primary evidence for why he brought so much joy to Old Trafford across his career.

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Besides, who are we to criticise his Premier League assists when Zidane says he never faced anyone tougher? I'm backing Zizou over the numbers, that's for sure.

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