Man United Legend Paul Scholes Names The 2 Most Awkward Players He Ever Played Against

Manchester United legendary ex-midfielder, Paul Scholes, has named the two most awkward players he ever played against.

The former England international, named ex-Portsmouth player, Papa Bouba Diop, and former Arsenal star, Patrick Vieira, as the two players he hated playing against during his career.

Scholes told BBC Radio 5 Live :

"As a midfield player, especially the way I played, I did not really have to beat people, I did not have to be stronger than the other person, I did not have to be quicker than the other person, it was more my passing that beat them," he said

"I suppose the awkward ones, obviously Patrick Vieira, he is so long and so big. You think you have got the ball, next minute he nicks the ball over your head.

"He was a clever player as well, he could play one-twos around you, he could score goals, he could make goals.

"There's one more that people won't think of when I played against Portsmouth, do you remember Papa Bouba Diop? He played for Fulham as well.

"Big, massive, they used to call him the wardrobe. Get involved with him physically, and you are absolutely wasting your time.

"I always found him awkward to play against. Look, he was not a Patrick Vieira, of course, he was not, but he still had talent. As far as players being awkward to play against, I always found him a nuisance."

Scholes is widely considered as on of the greatest midfielders of his generation. The 45-year-old Scholes made his debut for Manchester United in 1993, and retired in the summer of 2011. He then rejoined the side in the winter of 2012 after the team suffered an injury crisis before finally retiring in 2013. He won 25 trophies for the Red Devils.

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