The best things ever said about Paul Scholes
We’ve come across thousands of footballers over the years. Some are self proclaimed superstars like Pele and Ronaldo, some create a godly image of themselves like Maradona. But there’s one man who cares least about gaining limelight, but still stands heads and shoulders above all others. Who? Paul Scholes, indeed.
Paul Scholes was born in Salford, England. Paul was not one of those who had a god given gift. He is asthmatic and has suffered from Osgood-Schlatter disease in his childhood. He loved cricket as a kid. But when he turned 14, his liking for the sport of football exponentially increased. He started to ply his skills over it.
Manchester United scouts spotted him in 1991 and very soon he signed for the club as an apprentice. His manner of keeping the ball, take swift runs and his unusual method of passing and shooting caught everyone’s eye at the Manchester United academy, which has produced some proven starlets like Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton in the past. He started out as a striker, then turned into an attacking midfielder, but nothing suited him better than the central midfield role.
While making over 700 appearances for Manchester United, scoring over 150 goals, Paul won 10 Premier League Titles, 2 European Cups, 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 5 Community Shields, but the way in which he has earned the respect of the whole footballing community is arguably his greatest achievement.
In a rare interview, Paul was asked about his daily routine. He gave an answer which personified his down to Earth nature. Here’s what he said:
Here’s what some proven personalities of the beautiful game have to say about the sober and shy Salford guy.
Sir Bobby Charlton:
Published 23 Jan 2013, 22:47 IST