Paul Scholes is a bonafide Manchester United legend.
Many United fans regard Scholes, who spent his entire career at Old Trafford and scored 155 goals in 718 appearances, as the Red Devils’ best player of the Premier League era.
However, the man himself disagrees. Scholes played with all the great players who shone under Sir Alex Ferguson - but who does he rate as the best?
There are plenty of household names to choose from and Scholes, when asked the question live on BT Sport on Saturday evening, admitted there would probably be around 25 individuals in contention for the title of United’s best of the player since 1992.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel… the list goes on and on.
Scholes: I would pick Giggsy
But in Scholes’ mind, there’s only one choice: his old Class of ’92 teammate, Ryan Giggs.
After being asked if he would pick himself, Scholes responded: “No, I would pick Giggsy.
“I think there’s probably 25 United players you could pick, but Giggsy is the one - he lit the place up on the big European nights, [against the likes of] Juventus, Barcelona. Sensational to play with.”
BT Sport host Jake Humphrey then asked the retired midfielder if Giggs is the best player he played either with or against during his illustrious career.
“Without a shadow of a doubt, yeah,” Scholes added. “Brilliant trainer, brilliant footballer - could do everything: score goals, make goals, defend, could tackle.
“He was the one special person on a big European night who could really get the place going.”
Video: Scholes names Giggs as United's best
It's hard to disagree with Scholes here
You’d do well to find a United fan prepared to disagree with Scholes’ opinion on this issue.
Giggs made a remarkable 963 appearances for the Manchester club, scoring 168 goals.
He won a total of 34 trophies and is the most decorated footballer in Premier League history.
For United fans wishing to reminisce - times are pretty hard at the moment, after all - here are some of Giggs’ best moments from his extraordinary United career.
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