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.
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.
He also won the FA Cup on three occasions.
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.
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.