Manchester United icon Paul Scholes has his say on the Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo debate 6 years ago

Manchester United icon Paul Scholes has his say on the Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo debate

Djemba-Djemba trumps all.

Paul Scholes knows quite a bit about what makes a truly great player and the Ginger Prince has had some choice words in his column for The Independent regarding who the best player in the world is right now.

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Judging by his answer, he has clearly never heard of Paul McShane.

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Scholes played against Messi on four different occasions and ranks him ahead of his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

He wrote: "I think about the great players with whom I have shared a pitch: Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane, Pirlo, Xavi, Cristiano Ronaldo – and the greatest of them all is Messi."

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The former Man Utd icon also advised Juventus to not follow a similar approach that Man Utd used in the 2011 final - Unitedwere very open and saw Barcelona's mesmeric midfield carousel absolutely tear them to shreds - by saying "you try to beat this Barcelona team at their own game and, over the course of 10 games, you lose every time. Defend against them and then counter-attack, and perhaps you win once or twice in 10."

Paul Scholes and Barcelona in one article, we can only end on this.

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