Paul Scholes is a modest man, a quiet man, who is not at all concerned with the celebrity that comes with being a Manchester United player. He practically had to be dragged from the changing room to give an interview after scoring against Liverpool in his 500th appearance for the club. He modestly played down the occasion, thanking his team mates, and lauding the three points over our rivals rather than give recognition to the special day.
I have often wondered what this timid man, who shies away from the limelight, makes of players like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, who court media publicity, who are fashion and style conscious, and strut themselves on the pitch in such a cocky manner. Players who certainly have reached an incredibly high level in the game, but who are very aware of their public image and have a life off the field firmly placed in the spotlight.
Today, Paul Scholes have given his opinion of the Portuguese superstar, hailing him as the best player he has ever played with.
“I have been lucky to have played with a lot of great players,” said Scholes. “Cristiano has to be at the top now, after what he has done this season. Scoring the amount of goals from his position has been nothing short of amazing. It is not just that though, it is the way he makes chances and the threat he poses to other teams.”
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