Quotes about Paul Scholes

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    I heard several great players and ex players have hailed Scholes as a player. Zidane, Beckham, Raul etc

    Can anyone post them again?

    It's always great to read it again
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    “Paul Scholes would have been one of my first choices for putting together a great team - that goes to show how highly I have always rated him. He would have been one of the first players I’d have bought, given the chance”

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    I refuse to answer that question on the grounds th
    * I tell anyone who asks me - Scholes is the best English player.
    o Laurent Blanc.

    * I'm not the best, Paul Scholes is.
    o Edgar Davids.

    * An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being.
    o Roy Keane.

    * An all-round midfielder who possesses quality and character in abundance.
    o Italian World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi.


    From wikiquote.
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    You should have just post this on here: http://www.redcafe.net/f6/scholes-211636/
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    Red Hand Devil Plan M ish

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    Its alot better to have a thread clearly stating that its about Scholesy's respect from other football people, instead of scrolling through 30 pages of general Scholes comments looking for this type of topic!

    Nothing wrong with categorisation man, of course within reason :cool:
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    A old Scholesy myth;

    When Scholesy first played for the first he was out in a bar minding his own business when a pissed up twat of a United fan comes over to him and starts giving him a load of stick saying stuff like "If you can play for United then so can I" "You've got nothing that I have got, what makes you so special" etc. Scholesy ignores him and his mates tell the bloke to leave it.

    Later on the bloke comes back at starts up again with the same shit. "There's nothing that you can do that I can't you ginger twat"

    At this Scholesy takes a £50 out of his wallet sets it on fire and leaves it burning in an ashtray and says "Bet you can't do that mate"

    Doesn't sound very Scholesy to me but I like the story anyway.
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    Eyepopper Lowering the tone since 2006

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    The reddest pair of bollocks I've ever seen!

    Rimaldo
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    robthered Full Member

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    That's Dr. robthered
    :lol:

    Bastard, coffee all over the keyboard.

    :lol:
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    KingEric7 Conspiracy enthusiast

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    I've heard that one, aye.
    Brilliant if it's true.
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    Yeah but if Ronaldo did it he'd be a flash bastard!
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    ''Ronaldo was the attacker more difficult to tackl
    I heard the same about Robbie Savage aswell. Quality if it is true.
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    Yeah I heard that one aswell but I thought it was Robbie Fowler. Maybe I'm wrong.
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    ''Ronaldo was the attacker more difficult to tackl
    Back in 2004....

    THIERRY HENRY has given Arsenal's arch-rivals Manchester United a boost - by hailing Paul Scholes as the best player in the Premiership.

    The French striker has gone out of his way to heap praise on Old Trafford ace Scholes, who played a key role in United's title win last season.Henry told a French magazine: "Without any doubt it has to be Paul Scholes, Man United's midfielder.

    "He knows how to do everything, and he is the one who directs the way his team plays. "On top of that, he has indestructible mental strength, and he is a genuine competitor."
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    :lol:

    To be honest I'd heard it was originally about Bestie, but it's a good one to tell :p
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    its fecking wicked! :D
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    rimaldo Seriously friggin' hot

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    you bastard.
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    girish I too love women...for their shoes.

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    scholes is a legend, it will be a sad sad day when he retires
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    'Some of Paul Scholes' tackles come in so late they arrive yesterday'
    - Clive Tyldesley -

    'The aim for any of us at United is to become like a Keane or a Stam and play most weeks'
    - Paul Scholes -

    "My ideal day? Train in the morning, pick up the kids from school, go home, play with kids, have tea, get them up to bed, and then come down to watch a bit of TV. I don't get hassled. I can go anywhere I want to. Nobody stops me from going down to Tesco's. I'm recognised, of course, and I get asked for my autograph but it is never a problem. I've never been conscious of losing out on big money because of the way I've wanted to live my life. I've never turned down big commercials because I'm shy. It's just the way I've been. I did get a boot contract once. But no, I haven't earned much outside the game. Maybe it's because I'm not good looking enough."
    Paul Scholes
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    Maajid Formerly Mad

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    I remember Nedved once saying on the Champions League magazine show that Paul Scholes was his favourite player in Europe.
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    It will be a sad day when he retires from football. The man is a genius.
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    I had to do it.

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    'Yesterday'? - 'so LATE they ARRIVE yesterday'???

    :confused::eek:

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    Spoony The People's President

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    Zidane is clearly a greater footballer than Missi.
    I actually heard it was Giggsy. But it's almost certainly a myth.
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    "Paul Scoles is the best midfield player UTD has had in the last 40 years!"

    2bullish 2008
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    Yeah i remember that too. Not something you expect from a guy from the Czech Republic who played in italy most of his career. A legend himself.

    ALso his favourite film is Braveheart.
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    Pity! Just when I was feeling inclined to praise his judgement. :(
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    Pep Guardiola : "Out of everyone at Manchester United, I would pick out Scholes - he is the best midfielder of his generation, I would have loved to have played alongside him."

    Jose Mourinho : “Scholes? Fantastic! Why isn’t he playing for England? It is crazy. Only in England. Scholes is a great, great player. So experienced and still, for me, one of the best in the world in midfield. Manchester United are lucky to have him.”

    Micah Richards : "He's always in the right position, always seems to be at the end of the box when the ball drops in. The complete midfielder - when he's fit, he's the best. Some go missing but he's in the right place at the right time. He's my favourite player of all-time, unbelievable. If you give him a chance it's a goal, isn't it?"

    Glenn Hoddle : "There isn’t a player of his mould anywhere else in the world."

    Terry Venables : "He’s the best one- or two-touch passer in the country. He sees the game unlike any other player."

    Alan Shearer : "If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes. He can tackle, and his passing and shooting is of the highest level. He’s the most consistent and naturally gifted player we’ve had for a long, long time."

    Eidur Gudjohnsen : "I'm more an admirer of Paul Scholes than I am of Ronaldo. Ronaldo is a fantastic player, but he has 10 other great players around him every week...Scholes is one of the most complete footballers I've ever seen. His one-touch play is phenomenal. Whenever I have played against him, I never felt I could get close to him."

    Edgar Davids : ""Every one of us (midfielders) is just trying to become as good as him. Everyone can learn from Paul Scholes."

    Edgar Davids : "I'm not the best, Paul Scholes is."

    Tony Adams : "I really rate Paul Scholes, because he hasn't got the high profile of many of the Manchester United players, he doesn't get too much attention, but he is one very good player. He is an intelligent player, he works hard and he scores some great goals. He is not flamboyant and is a quiet lad off the pitch but he is a tremendous asset to Manchester United and to England. He has already got my vote as player of the year."

    Cesc Fabregas : "He is the one whose level I aspire to. He is the best player in the Premier League."

    Patrick Vieira : "The player in the Premiership I admire most? Easy - Scholes."

    Thierry Henry : "I can't understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award. He should have won it long ago. Maybe it's because he doesn't seek the limelight like some of the other 'stars'."

    Zinedine Zidane : "My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder."

    Zinedine Zidane : "Scholes is undoubtedly the best midfielder of his generation."

    Sam Allardyce : "There is not a better midfield player in the world."

    Kevin Keegan : "What United have got that Chelsea haven't is Paul Scholes. I think he is different to anything else in English football."

    Marcello Lippi : "Paul Scholes would have been one of my first choices for putting together a great team - that goes to show how highly I have always rated him. Scholes is a player I have always liked, because he combines great talent and technical ability with mobility, determination and a superb shot. He is an all-round midfielder who possesses character and quality in abundance. In my opinion, he's been one of the most important players for United under Sir Alex."

    Ray Wilkins : "I'm saddened because I think we as spectators, not only in this country but right through out Europe and the rest of the World, will be missing one hell of a footballer."

    Gordon Strachan : "Paul Scholes has been the best England midfield player for 30-odd years. You'd probably have to go back to Bobby Charlton to find someone who could do as much as Scholes. When the ball arrives at his feet he could tell you where every player on that pitch is at that moment. His awareness is superb."

    Veron while at Chelsea being asked in an interview who's the best english player : "Paul Scholes."

    Peter Schmeichel : "People say he is a great player, but you have to define what a great player is, For me, it is a player who has a bottom level that means his worst performance is not noticed.If he is having a bad game, a team-mate might feel Paul Scholes is not quite on his game, but a spectator wouldn't notice. Scholes, of all the players I have played with, has the highest bottom level. His reading of the game is unsurpassed.He has an eye for a pass, for what the play or the game needs at that precise moment, that I have never seen anyone else have. He controls and distributes the play and the game better than anyone I have ever seen."

    Peter Schmeichel : "Still the best player in that United midfield."

    Laurent Blanc : "Scholes is the best English player. Intelligence, technique, strength... all the attributes are there. At Manchester United I saw what he could do on the training field. Phew!"

    Michael Carrick : "Paul Scholes is just fantastic. When you play alongside him, you realise what a special talent he is."

    Michael Carrick : "He is a legend and he's going to be remembered for a long time. Just to play alongside him and learn from him has been an absolute pleasure. I think he is a footballer's footballer; he has been at this level for so long. As long as he is part of us we always feel we have a chance. We appreciate the way he goes about his business. I have never met a character like Scholesy; certainly not someone who is that good."

    Park Ji Sung when asked by the club’s official home page which United player he would like to see in the red shirt of the Taeguk Warriors : “It has to be Paul Scholes.”

    David Beckham said that, among his teammates at Real Madrid, which included Zinedine Zidane, Raúl, Ronaldo, Luís Figo and Roberto Carlos, Scholes was the most admired opponent : "He's always one of those people others talk about. Even playing at Real Madrid, the players always say to me 'what's he like'? They respect him as a footballer, and to have that respect from some of those players is great."

    Brian Kidd : "Paul Scholes had the best football brain I'd ever seen in a kid. Let's face it. Paul Scholes is in a class of its own."

    Rio Ferdinand : "I can honestly say Paul is the best player in the England squad. For me he is the complete player."

    Rio Ferdinand : "For me, it's Paul Scholes. He'll do ridiculous things in training like say, "You see that tree over there?" - it'll be 40 yards away - "I'm going to hit it". And he'll do it. Everyone at the club considers him the best."

    Phil Neville : "Paul, for me, is the best player in the England team. It worries teams. Speak to any other international team and they will single Paul out as England's key player. For me, he doesn't get the full credit that he deserves. He is a world-class player and deserves to be up there with the likes of Zidane and Figo."

    Gary Neville : "I wouldn't swap Paul Scholes for anybody. He is quite simply the most complete footballer I have ever played with. He is the best."

    Gary Neville : "Paul Scholes is the best player I've ever played with. There's talent in every part of his game."

    Steve Bruce : "He's the best player in Britain in my opinion and he has to get himself fit just before we are due to play at Old Trafford. I cannot pay Paul a bigger compliment than to say that he's the most complete footballer in the country. The best bar none."

    Roy Keane : "An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being."

    George Best : "To be honest I think England have lost their best player. Certainly he's the most consistent and naturally gifted player we've had for a long, long time."

    Sir Bobby Charlton : "I am sorry for England because they don't have any player like him. You can talk about others but there is no one else like him. He is the best technical player England has without any question. He could have had a lot more caps if he had carried on. And if I was the manager he would have ended up with more than I did – easy"

    Sir Bobby Charlton : "He’s always so in control and pinpoint accurate with his passing – a beautiful player to watch."

    Sir Bobby Charlton : "Paul Scholes is my favourite player. He epitomises the spirit of Manchester United and everything that is good about football."

    Sir Alex Ferguson : "Very few players can do that, but Scholes is one of them - and I knew he was one of them. That's why, without question, I think Paul Scholes is the best player in England. He's got the best skills, the best brain. No one can match him."

    Sir Alex Ferguson : "He has an awareness of what’s happening around him on the edge of the box which is better than most players. As a kid he always had a knack of arriving in the penalty area just at the right time, but he’s proving just as effective from outside the box because he’s using his experience in the right way. It doesn’t matter who I am thinking about bringing into my midfield, Paul Scholes will be included, as he would in any side in the world."

    Sir Alex Ferguson : Sir Alex Ferguson gave evidence in court on behalf of one of his former trainees and listened to the prosecution barrister's list of United's top players.

    "You've missed Paul Scholes - and he's my best player," Ferguson chided her.

    Source : Paul Scholes
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    Can anyone find a quote from Zidane on Scholes? I've tried looking for one in the past but to no avail.
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    I heard Kieran Dyer did that!
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    fecking hell. That's brilliant. It's great to know that someone such as Scholes that stays completely out of the spotlight is rated as highly as this around the globe.
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    Zinedine Zidane : "My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder."

    Zinedine Zidane : "Scholes is undoubtedly the best midfielder of his generation."
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Brilliant Scholesy.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    What a fecking cnut. (Savage, not you)
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    What a fantastic player. What a fantastic character. What a legend.
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