Paul Scholes: In His Own Words
“I don't really like it [being discussed by his team-mates]. I'd rather they talked about something else. It's nice, but I'd rather not be spoken about."
"In the past couple of years I've played in various positions, and it doesn't matter where you play, you've still got to do what you've got to do.”
"I am not a man of many words but I can honestly say that playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United has been a real honour. To have been part of the team that helped the club reach that 19th title is a great privilege."
Paul Scholes: In The Words Of Others
“Scholes has one of the best football brains we have ever had at Manchester United.”
Sir Alex Ferguson
“I love watching little Paul Scholes. He’s so in control of what he’s doing and is always so accurate and pinpoint with his passing – it’s just beautiful to watch.”
Sir Bobby Charlton
"An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being."
"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. These days he doesn't get into the box too many times, which is where you can see his age, but he has developed tactically. He controls and distributes the play and the game