Since it's been constantly mentioned in the Modric thread, I thought we might as well have a dedicated thread to it. Mods: If you can set up a poll, that'd be great. I think Scholes' longevity is clearly higher and I think it's valuable that he's excelled as both a trequartista(when he played behind Ruud in 2002-2003) and after his eye injury, excelling as a regista metronome from deeper during the 2006-2008 period. I think Modric's peak is higher. His 2013-2014 season when he was Real's 2nd best player during their La Decima run is arguably the finest season a midfielder had since Xavi. A simplistic comparison: Modric is more press-resistant than Scholes, because he is more nimble and has better mobility when pivoting/turning in close spaces. He's also a better 'carrier' of the ball than Scholes and a better dribbler. A better tackler than Scholes too. I think Scholes' range is passing is clearly superior, though their short passing comparatively is close. Scholes' shooting is much better and he was better in the air. All in all, it's very close. What say the cafe?