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Paul Scholes: Former Manchester United teammates were special

by Marwan Harraz

Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has picked his all time teammates XI, stating they were some special players.

The Englishman certainly played with some fantastic talent during his time at Old Trafford but it could be argued he himself was in the top five of any sort of list.

Scholes’ trophy count is enough to prove just how much of a quality player he was but he’s decided to focus on his teammates instead.

The academy product didn’t even include himself in his own best eleven even though it’s somewhat traditional to do so.

United fans have been curious for years now on just who the former midfielder considered to be amongst the best of his coworkers.

According to Goal, Paul had this to say on his former teammates to MUTV: “He [David Beckham] brought so much to the team. A special player. A sensational free-kick taker.

“He’s [Wayne Rooney] such an angry man but when he’s playing well, that anger comes out. Incredible record. He was much more than a goalscorer.”

“A [Cristiano Ronaldo] special, special talent. Confidence was never a problem and the ability was never a problem either. What he and [Lionel] Messi have done is just different, I don’t think you’ll see it again.”

It’s definitely an XI worthy of beating any Premier League side but it’s also interesting to see who was left out of the aforementioned side.

Patrice Evra for example played alongside Scholes for quite some time and is regarded to be amongst United’s best left-back’s ever.

Nemanja Vidic is another who was not included even though he was part of a solid partnership alongside the chosen Rio Ferdinand.

Michael Carrick was also left out of a midfield trio that any player would struggle to get into given the talent available.

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