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Can you believe it has been 13 years since Paul Scholes scored that absolute rocket against Barcelona, as Lionel Messi and co. looked on in astonishment?
With an unbelievable passing range and a knack for scoring screamers, it's no surprise that many considered Manchester United great Scholes to be one of the most complete and gifted players of all time - even if he couldn't tackle to save his life.
Scholes' fine strike in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona in 2008 was not only a sensational trademark hit, but it was against one of the very best teams in the world.
Not to mention the fact that it took United to the Champions League final in Moscow.
The rush of adrenaline around Old Trafford! :fire:
:calendar_spiral: #OTD in 2008, Paul Scholes sends Man Utd into the #UCL final with a stunning strike! :boom:
A special goal by a special player... pic.twitter.com/kdXcAYLoCx
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 29, 2021
Just 14 minutes into the game at Old Trafford, Scholes capitalised on an errant pass, took one touch and absolutely hammered the ball into the top corner, Victor Valdes having no chance as the net rippled.
The Ginger prince wheeled away in celebration after scoring his most important goal for his beloved United.
Never heard such a shrill for a goal. Hairs on the back of neck stuff https://t.co/WcaHBU5GEE
- Paul Harris (@harrisio) April 29, 2021
I remember this like it was yesterday, what a goal, what a feeling what greatness
- EOF (@geechunited) April 29, 2021
It's that small second of silence as he strikes the ball which will live with me forever, still gives me chills, OT went mad after that, what a night.
- JnFrw :beginner: (@JONFROW) April 29, 2021
It was the only goal of the tie, as a Barcelona team that featured Messi, Xavi, Deco, Andres Iniesta and Samuel Eto'o was somehow shut out over two legs. United went on to win the competition, beating Chelsea on penalties in the final.
Never forget. Do you think this was Scholes' best goal in a Manchester United shirt?
Let us know in the comments.
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