Paul Scholes’ timeless reaction to Liverpool legend saying he never won PL title in 2017

  • Rob Swan
Paul Scholes' reaction to Steven Gerrard saying he never won PL title will always be timeless

Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard are unquestionably two of the greatest midfielders of the Premier League era.

Many would argue that the pair are among the greatest midfielders in football history.

The former England teammates were different types of midfielders. Scholes would dictate the tempo of games, while Gerrard was the closest thing we’ll probably see to a Roy of the Rovers character.

Scholes undoubtedly had the edge when it comes to silverware.

The Manchester United legend won a remarkable 11 Premier League titles during his illustrious career. Only Ryan Giggs (13) has won more.

Paul Scholes Premier League trophy
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson pats Paul Scholes on the back at the start of their Barclays Premier League Trophy Parade through Manchester on May 13, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Gerrard, on the other hand, never managed to get his hands on the Premier League trophy during his long spell with boyhood club Liverpool.

He did, on the other hand, inspire the Reds to glory in the 2005 Champions League and 2006 FA Cup finals.

Liverpool lift Premier League trophy in Instanbul
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 25: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard lifts the European Cup after Liverpool won the European Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan on May 25, 2005 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

Scholes won the Champions League on two occasions but missed the 1999 final against Bayern Munich through suspension and was substituted before extra-time in the 2008 final against Chelsea.

He also won the FA Cup on three occasions.

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Gerrard is one of the very few players – perhaps the only player, in fact – who could still get into an all-time Premier League XI despite never getting a winners’ medal.

He was that special.

Steven Gerrard Premier League goal
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

But like a lot of Man Utd fans, Scholes couldn’t resist a cheeky smirk to himself when Gerrard said he’d never won the league live on BT Sport in 2017.

“For someone who hasn’t won the league,” Gerrard said, “I see it more as clever management and tactically spot on if you go on to win it.”

Viewers couldn’t help but notice the cheeky smile on Scholes’ face as Gerrard was speaking.

Video: Scholes’ reaction to Gerrard saying he never won the league

Watch the footage here:

The viral clip still regularly pops up on social media now. It’s an all-time classic in the eyes of United fans.

Let’s check out some of the reaction here:

Once again, though, it’s important to outline that Gerrard was a magnificent player who provided Liverpool supporters with memories they’ll cherish forever.

Which of the two midfielders was the better player is purely down to personal opinion, but both were outstanding footballers in their own right.

What Man Utd and Liverpool fans would give to have a peak Scholes and prime Gerrard in their current squads.

Steven Gerrard attempts to tackle Paul Scholes
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