For that reason it would be silly to suggest there's a definitive list of Scholesy's best performances. What we do have, though, is a list of 10 that have, for one reason or another, lived long in the memory. Check it out and, if you disagree, you can always have your say on the Talking Reds message board.
Port Vale (A) – League Cup, 2nd round 1st leg, 21 Sep 1994
Hopes were high for one red-headed Salford teenager back in 1994, and he wasted no time in living up to them. Lining up alongside other raw recruits such as Neville, Butt, Beckham and Gillespie, he showed no signs of nerves as he latched onto a backpass on 36 minutes and chipped coolly over the keeper to equalise. He then headed the winner eight minutes into the second half. Paul Scholes, he scored goals. A star was born.
Nottingham Forest (H) – Premier League, 28 April 1996
By the time United were closing in on a third Premier League title in four seasons, "Fergie’s Fledglings" were ensuring Alan Hansen would be eating his words for years to come. None more so than Paul Scholes, whose form enabled him to dislodge £7million signing Andy Cole from the centre-forward position. Newcastle were still chasing United hard in the title race, so there was a tense first 40 minutes before the 20-year-old’s perfectly executed volley opened the scoring. United then ran riot.
Newcastle United (N), FA Cup final, 22 May 1999
As United bore down upon a historic Treble, Scholesy had established himself as an attacking midfielder rather than a striker. He was suspended from the imminent Champions League final against Bayern Munich but he made up for it at Wembley. After Roy Keane went off injured in the opening minutes, Paul