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The Time Paul Scholes Got Annoyed At Some Fans Who Were Being Loud During An Interview

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The Time Paul Scholes Got Annoyed At Some Fans Who Were Being Loud During An Interview

There are so many tales involving Paul Scholes and his ridiculous passing accuracy. Just ask Cristiano Ronaldo, who was left starstruck by his former teammate's magic right boot during a training session.

"When we were in training, I used to do a lot of tricks which hardly any players at the club could do," Ronaldo said.

"Once i was showing my skills to Scholes. After I finished it, Scholes took the ball and pointed to a tree which was about 50m from where we were standing. He said: 'I'm going to hit it in one shot.'

"He kicked and hit the tree. He asked me to do the same; I kicked about 10 times, but still couldn't hit it, with that accuracy. He smiled and left."

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Image: PA
Image: PA

The fact that Ronaldo, who was easily one of the most talented players at Old Trafford at the time, couldn't hit the target after 10 attempts says it all. Scholes' passing accuracy was unmatched.

And this clip, from Paddy Power's YouTube channel, highlights how impressive his range actually was.

The former England international was giving 'an interview' when two noisy Italian fans walked past the training ground while Scholes was answering a question.

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Keen to shut them up, Scholes asked to pause the interview so he could silence the pair with his pinpoint passing accuracy. Bang.

Seconds after finding his target, Scholes casually restarts the interview.

"No, I think we have a really good chance," he says. "We'll definitely get out the group. We've got some great attacking options."

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It's just one of many incidents involving Scholes' incredible talent. But for me, a story told by former England teammate Kieron Dyer sums his career up perfectly.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Dyer spoke of how Scholes was virtually unplayable in England training one day, and even received a guard of honour from his peers.

"When you talk about Gerrard, Lampard and Scholes, Scholes was the best of the three and yet he was asked to give way," he said in his book, which was serialised in the Daily Mail.

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"He was the absolute master of one touch in training. One day he scored three or four goals - and I'm not talking tap-ins. I'm talking 25-yarders-lodging-in-the-stanchion-type goals.

"When the session was over, the rest of the England players formed a guard of honour and clapped him off the pitch. I'd never seen that before and I never saw it again."

Featured Image Credit: Paddy Power

Topics: Paul Scholes, Football News, Football, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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