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On This Day: Paul Scholes Scored That Absolute Screamer Against Barcelona

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On This Day: Paul Scholes Scored That Absolute Screamer Against Barcelona

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.

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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.

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.

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The Ginger prince wheeled away in celebration after scoring his most important goal for his beloved United.

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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.

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Never forget. Do you think this was Scholes' best goal in a Manchester United shirt?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Paul Scholes, On This Day, Manchester United, Barcelona, Champions League

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