Signed from: Trainee
Debut: 21 September 1994 v Port Vale
Honours: Club World Cup (2008), Intercontinental Cup (1999), Champions League (07/08), Premier League (95/96, 96/97, 98/99, 99/00, 00/01, 02/03, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09), FA Cup (95/96, 98/99, 03/04), League Cup (08/09, 09/10).
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Forever on his toes, always looking for – and finding – the killer pass, Paul Scholes, now 36, has aged impeccably. Fourth in the club’s appearance list, he has brought vision and class to the engine-room for the past 16 years. Part of the ‘You’ll win nothing with kids’ XI, he’s won the lot, with his 2008 Champions League semi-final clincher against Barça the chief thunderbolt among a century-and-a-half of goals.
What they say: "He’s almost untouchable. I never tire of watching him play. You rarely come across the complete footballer, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get." – Zinedine Zidane