Darren Fletcher names Man Utd star that was "on another level to everyone else"

Darren Fletcher shared a Manchester United dressing room with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane.

But the Scot has labelled Paul Scholes as the best team-mate he played alongside during his 12 years at Old Trafford.

The midfielder was a relatively quiet character with his feet often doing a lot of the talking.

Fletcher has waxed lyrical about Scholes' "footballing brain" and joked that he couldn't even get near the England international at training.

"As always, Scholesy springs to mind, he was an absolute joke," he told the MUTV Group Chat.

"I know everyone says it, day in, day out, his football brain was on another level to everyone else, his touch, his awareness.

"You can talk about physical athletes and things like that, listen, [I’m] not saying Scholes wasn’t an athlete, but it wasn’t his biggest strength, but his brain and his touch and his footballing ability was next level.

"But, it’s hard to say because I’ve played with so many, obviously Cristiano [Ronaldo]. Listen, the team was full of world class players.

"It’s so unfair to pick one, but for being a midfielder, I couldn’t have had any better than the two that I came into the team beside, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, it doesn’t get any better than that for a number of reasons.

"But, Scholesy was just an absolute joy to watch and play beside and trying to get near him in training, when you had a good day against Scholes where you think to yourself, didn’t happen very often but,

"Slightly maybe got him there today’, you feel ten feet tall. You think to yourself, ‘This guy’s a joke’, because the rest of the time he’d humble you that you couldn’t get near him."

Scholes made over 700 appearances during a two-decade long career at the Red Devils.

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