19/01/2011 13:33, Report by Adam Bostock

Nani's praise for Paul

Paul Scholes' return to action this week will be welcomed by everyone in the United dressing room, not least Nani.

The latter waxes lyrical about the veteran Reds midfielder in this month's Inside United magazine, listing him as one of his five favourite players in world football.

"Scholesy is just incredible and it's a privilege to be in the same squad," gushed Nani.

“I said to him the other day in training: ‘Scholesy, you should have stayed at home because you are playing alone.’ What I mean is that he makes a pass to one wing, goes to support and gets the ball. Then he makes a pass to the other wing, goes to support and gets the ball again – all the time he’s in control of the play.

"The other team don’t get near the ball, even in training. They are playing just against him!"

Bury Reserves might testify to that, having been on the receiving end of Scholes' artistry at Carrington in a rearranged Manchester Senior Cup tie. Paul played for an hour on his comeback from a groin injury and created the pick of Gabriel Obertan's hat-trick in United's 8-0 win with a 40-yard chip.

Nani continued: "He’s the best midfielder I’ve ever seen. He can pass, score goals with his left, right, his head – he can do anything. And he can beat a player too, plus he loves to nutmeg you! He's unbelievable."

More: Bury 0-8 United match report | Video: Reserves rout (login)


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