'Scholes' return was one of my happiest days as a Red'
If ever I'm struggling to define just what Paul Scholes meant to me, or just how good he was, I simply remember how I felt on Sunday 8 January 2012.
That said, in 2022, as an unashamed Paul Scholes fanatic, I'll admit that I do sometimes worry about his legacy.
Everyone that regularly watched the Ginger Prince play for United between 1994 and 2013 remembers what he was: one of the most delightful footballers to ever play the game.
But if you're a youngster that doesn't remember him dinking the ball artfully round Old Trafford for year after year, maybe you only know Scholes as the gruff, hard-to-impress TV pundit.
Maybe you think about him through the prism of those tedious, daily Twitter 'debates', where he's compared to Steven Gerrard/Kevin De Bruyne/insert the latest flavour of the month here, via a load of stats that spectacularly miss the point.
The truth is that the glory of Scholes wasn't about assist numbers or how many times he was named in the PFA Team of the Year. Even the famous goals you see trotted out on TV and Twitter don't tell you the whole story.