Nani hails Scholes class
United winger reckons fit-again veteran is "unbelieveable"
Last Updated: January 19, 2011 3:29pm
Scholes: Admired by Nani
Manchester United winger Nani is relishing the return of Paul Scholes from injury.
Scholes has not featured since the UEFA Champions League win at Rangers near the end of November due to a groin problem.
The 36-year-old midfielder stepped up his rehabilitation by playing an hour in a rearranged Manchester Senior Cup tie at United's Carrington training ground.
United crushed Bury's reserves 8-0, with Scholes creating the pick of Gabriel Obertan's hat-trick with a 40-yard chip.
Scholes has long been admired for his ability to pull the strings in midfield, as well as his superb long-range shooting, and Nani believes that pass for Obertan is typical of what he still brings to the United team.
"Scholesy is just incredible and it's a privilege to be in the same squad," he told the club's official magazine.
"I said to him the other day in training: 'Scholesy, you should have stayed at home because you are playing alone.'
"What I mean is that he makes a pass to one wing, goes to support and gets the ball. Then he makes a pass to the other wing, goes to support and gets the ball again - all the time he's in control of the play.
"The other team don't get near the ball, even in training. They are playing just against him!"
Nani, 24, has come of age for United this season, already scoring seven goals.
But the Portugal international believes he has some way to go before matching Scholes' achievements.
"He's the best midfielder I've ever seen," Nani added. "He can pass, score goals with his left, right, his head - he can do anything.
"And he can beat a player too, plus he loves to nutmeg you! He's unbelievable."