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Man Utd Forum   ·   22 comments

Gerrard V Scholes...In their prime who was the better player.


Kenny Dalglish and Alex ferguson have different opinions on Steven Gerrard.If you had to choose from these two players.Who would pick.Who is the better player.


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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@Posford Scholes changed plenty of games for United, was a key player in many Championships. Since when does leadership qualities make you a good player? Vinny Jones had good leadership qualities... Also, what does him quitting England have to do with anything? England have been god awful for years, and Gerrard was in the centre of that.

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Posford · Norwich City fan

Gerrard. In 2005 he inspired that Champions League win, was the main man in the 2006 FA cup final and almost single-handedly dragged Liverpool up to 2nd in 2009. He is a game changer who can play anywhere across the midfield and as a striker and has changed games. Scholes retired from international football early and hasn't given as much to his country as Gerrard because of it. Scholes is one of the best box-to-box english midefielders but he doesn't have the ability to change a game like Gerrard or the leadership qualities

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jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

He scores goals

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ossie

‘In the last 15 to 20 years the best central midfielder that I have seen — the most complete — is Scholes.'
Xavi

"I tell anyone who asks me – Scholes is the best English player."
Laurent Blanc

"My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder. Scholes is undoubtedly the greatest midfielder of his generation."
Zinedine Zidane

"At La Masia (Barcelona’s Academy) his name was mentioned a lot. He’s a teacher.”

Messi


ie. Scholes = LEGEND.

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TittleTan · Stockport County fan

Paul Scholes without a shadow of a doubt.

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

@releasethekraken *Man U

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

@releasethekraken Fair does. I'm gonna read his book. Not coz I like many just coz it will be interesting to read his biography.

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan   In reply

@Villa-Rich rich - i was taking the piiss out of what fergie said about gerrard in his book. in all seriousness no i never really watched too much of scholes in his prime so couldn't possibly compare them.

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

@releasethekraken Scholes never a top player. That's a massive headsgone as Adrian Durham says. I'm guessing your not old enough to have seen him I his prime.

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Hybridism · Man Utd fan

Scholes has it over Gerrard, and almost every other EPL player of his generation

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

Gerrard easily. scholes was good but he was never a top, top player.

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan   In reply

@Doozers20 I agree, anyone who is old enough to have seen both of them in their prime knows that scholes was better

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@mrsentah Haha Scholes dictated games on his own. Scholes chose the pace of the game. Best premier league player ever for me along with bergkamp

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

Also Gerrard has declined a lot sooner than what Scholes did. Gerrard no longer attacks or runs games he just plays the deep midfield role.

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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan

Only liverpool people and a minority of others will say gerrard in my opinion. Scholes was in a class of his own

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

My vote would go to Scholes. The amount of time he spent at the top of the game and the amount of medals he's won. It's a shame how England wasted him. For me the man u midfield when they had Scholes, Keane, Giggs and Beckham is the best midfield I've ever seen.

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

Scholes hands down

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swansea18 · Swansea City fan

Scholes by far, best midfielder ever. Gerrard shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as scholes

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jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

Scholes didnt need other player, he had other players.. Gerrard is class but the argument that gerrard is better because Liverpool are rubbish doesn't make sense.. It's not scholes fault he played for a top team..

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mrsentah · Liverpool fan

His play wins games by himself. Scholes needed others and played for a better team

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