For me Zz is probably next to Messi and Ronaldo as the third best player over the last 25 years, there is a gap from 2nd to Zz in 3rd and then a gap to the rest. That's where I would rate Zz but appreciate not everyone else might, Iniesta perhaps up there as well but just not on same level as Zz ability wise.Scholes had those moments for United, Barcelona at Old Trafford being one of them. He was never given the chance to do for England what Zidane did for France. France built their squad around Zidane, Scholes was pushed out to the left wing for England. He retired from international duty because in his words, his performances out on the left weren't good enough and they wouldn't stop picking him so he took matters into his own hands.
Scholes was every bit the player Zidane was and more. Check Zidane's statistics out also, they're actually quite underwhelming.
There is no way you could have a world 11 over last 25 years without Zidane.
I dont mean to disrespect Scholes but if Zz was English they wouldn't have pushed him out to the left to accommodate those two planks Lampard and Gerrard, of that I'm certain.
Of course France built their squad around him, every team he played for did the same, same cant be said for Scholes however.
I'm not knocking Scholes by the way, it's just that I dont believe that he was as good as Zidane, no shame in that.