HIGH RISKS = HIGH REWARDS
"My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder. Scholes is undoubtedly the greatest midfielder of his generation." Zinedine Zidane, World Cup winning France midfielder and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year
"There is no doubt for me that Paul Scholes is still in a class of his own. He’s almost untouchable in what he does. I never tire of watching him play. You rarely come across the complete footballer, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get. One of my regrets is that the opportunity to play alongside him never presented itself during my career." Zinedine Zidane, August 2010
"Paul Scholes is a role model. For me – and I really mean this – he's the best central midfielder I've seen in the last 15, 20 years. I've spoken to Xabi Alonso about him. He's spectacular, he has it all: the last pass, goals, he's strong, he doesn't lose the ball, vision. If he'd been Spanish he might have been rated more highly. Players love him." Xavi Hernández, Barcelona Midfielder
“Scholes is the best i’ve played with and he helped me a lot when I was young. He’s amazing.” Cristiano Ronaldo
A reporter once asked Zinedine Zidane: "How does it feel to be the best midfielder in the world?" Zidane replied: "Ask Paul Scholes."