In a lot of ways, Paul Scholes was the antithesis of modern football – and it only added to his charm.
The Manchester United legend famously shunned the limelight throughout his playing career. He was never flashy and rarely – if ever – spoke to the media. Scholes simply let his football do the talking.
His midfield partner-in-crime for much of his trophy-laden Old Trafford career, Roy Keane once said of Scholes: “No celebrity bulls**t, no self-promotion – an amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being.”
A member of the iconic Class of 92, Scholes was lauded by the great and the good of football with his ability to position himself in the right place and effortless grace making him one of a kind.
In the latest episode of You, me and… from Football Whispers, football writer and Manchester United fan Si Lloyd joined Tom Bodell to discuss the diminutive genius. From his transition from striker to midfield, the bad tackles, the brilliant goals and much more, we covered it all.