Is Paul Scholes the English Xavi?


[Xavi interrupts, almost bursting with enthusiasm] Paul Scholes! A role model. For me – and I really mean this – he’s the best central midfielder I’ve seen in the last 15, 20 years. I’ve spoken to Xabi Alonso about him. He’s spectacular, he has it all: the last pass, goals, he’s strong, he doesn’t lose the ball, vision. If he’d been Spanish he might have been rated more highly. Players love him.

May 31st

1996 – Devon
1997 – Australia
1998 – Sheffield
1999 – Edinburgh
2000 – Thailand
2001 – Sheffield
2002 – Japan
2003 – Brazil
2004 – Seoul
2005 – China
2006 – New York
2007 – Devon
2008 – New Zealand
2009 – Sweden
2010 – Cardiff
2011 – Nottingham

Barca win

There was a very strange assumption that Manchester Utd should be competitive with Barcelona last night. You have to look at the teams and the results they have had. Barca have an incredible team from front to back. United dont. Added to that Barca have been played very well and score goals for fun. United have scrapped by many teams and won a poor EPL this year. Who did you think was gonna win? As Lineker said, if Barca turn up, they win. And they did.