Manchester United Football Club are renowned for producing world class players directly from their own academy. In my opinion, the finest footballer we’ve ever had in from our system has to be the Ginger Prince, Paul Scholes.
I grew up watching him score glorious goals pretty much every week, whilst spraying those inch-perfect cross-field balls to his teammates and getting United going on the attack again.
It was a sad day when he decided to hang up his boots, but he has given Manchester United fans all over the world memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Now he has been speaking to the media about all things related to his career. Scholes was asked about that stunning goal he scored against Bradford, but he revealed his best ever goal was something different:
“No, we never worked on it in training. Becks just took the corner, I gave him a little look to let him know I was there, he delivered it to where I wanted and I volleyed it in. We were on the same wavelength. I’m not sure that’s my best goal, though. My best is probably the one at Aston Villa when I volleyed it again from outside the area. That was more difficult.” Scholes said whilst speaking exclusively to FourFourTwo.
This is certainly one of the ones that stick in my mind. If you’ve ever played football at all, you know how difficult it is to execute a volley perfectly. Scholes did it so often, and under tremendous pressure, too.
My favourite Scholes goal came in the Champions League. United were locked level with Barcelona in the semi-final, before the midfielder produced a moment of brilliance to send the Reds to a final in Moscow – and we all know what happened there.
Moments like these are what us football fans live for. Thankfully, as Manchester United followers, we’ve been blessed with so many occasions of sheer joy and elation, and long may it continue!