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Thierry Henry Explains Why Paul Scholes Was Better Than Steven Gerrard

Thierry Henry Explains Why Paul Scholes Was Better Than Steven Gerrard

Thierry Henry believes that former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was a better player than Steven Gerrard.

In a segment on Monday Night Football, the former Arsenal and Barcelona striker was asked by a fan if there were any players, current or former, with whom he would like to have played with.

The French forward, who was joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in the studio, paused for a moment before claiming that Scholes would be his first choice.

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Sky Sports presenter Ed Chamberlain asked the above question to Henry and after a brief pause, he replied: "Paul Scholes" before explaining why.

"The next one would have been, right behind, very close, Stevie G. But I have to go with Paul Scholes.

"He was just ahead in his head. He made Manchester United tick. Every time we were playing them we needed to find a way to stop him.

"It's true. I think Stevie G comes really close to him. But Paul Scholes would have to win."

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Henry went on to speak about how strong England's team was when the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard were playing in midfield.

"You guys in England had, on paper, the best midfield in the world." Henry said.

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It remains one of the biggest debates in football: who was the better player: Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard?

To this day, a definitive answer has yet to be agreed upon. For every person who thinks Frank Lampard was the best thing since sliced bread, another disagrees and claims Paul Scholes was the real midfield maestro.

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Then another person chips in as to why Steven Gerrard was the better player.

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SPORTbible decided to give the audience an opportunity to vote for who was the greatest and 38% reckon that Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was the main man.

Over 28,000 people voted in the online Twitter poll, with former Liverpool man Steven Gerrard coming in second with 36%.

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Frank Lampard, who was arguably the best goalscorer out of the three, came in third place with a disappointing 26% of the vote.

Let us know your thoughts on the debate in the comments section.

Topics: Paul Scholes, Football News, Football, Steven Gerrard, thierry henry

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.