‘It was a MISKICK!’: Paul Scholes reveals he FLUKED the ‘most important’ goal of his career against Barcelona… and the Man United legend tips Kylian Mbappe to be the best player in the world as he’s got ‘more to his game’ than Erling Haaland
- Paul Scholes has spoken to Gary Neville on the latest episode of The Overlap
- During the episode he admitted his ‘most important’ goal was a ‘miskick’
- He suggested that his match-winning goal against Barcelona in 2008 was lucky
- Scholes also revealed that he rates Kylian Mbappe above Erling Haaland
- He believes Mbappe is more well-rounded than the Manchester City forward
Paul Scholes has admitted that there was a huge element of luck involved in the ‘most important’ goal of his career.
The former Manchester United midfielder is the latest sports star to appear on Gary Neville’s The Overlap, and was asked about the best goal he ever scored.
After initially plumping for his spectacular volley against Aston Villa in 2006, Scholes was then questioned on whether his goal against Barcelona that sealed United’s place in the 2008 Champions League final was also in the mix.
Man United legend Paul Scholes spoke to Gary Neville on the latest episode of The Overlap
Scholes admitted his ‘most important’ goal against Barcelona in 2008 was a ‘miskick’
He replied: ‘That was a miskick. It was a miskick, it came off the outside of my foot.
‘If you’re trying to hit it that way with a bit of fade, it should go outside the post and then in the corner really.
‘I was thinking of just hitting the target to be honest with you. When it goes towards the keeper and that way [swerving to the right], you don’t mean that, no chance.’
Neville appeared shocked by Scholes’ explanation, and asked his ex-team-mate if he would at least concede that it was his most important strike.
‘It was the most important, yeah,’ Scholes acknowledged.
Scholes was speaking on Neville’s ‘quickfire questions’ section of the episode, where he was also asked about which young star he expected to become the best player in the world.
Scholes thinks Kylian Mbappe is destined to become the best player in the world
Scholes rates Mbappe above Erling Haaland as he feels the Frenchman is more well-rounded
He picked Kylian Mbappe over Erling Haaland, citing the Frenchman’s overall skillset as the difference between the duo.
‘I’d go Mbappe. I think there’s more to his game [than Haaland’s]. He’s not just an out-and-out centre forward, is he?’ Scholes said.
Haaland has hit the ground running at Manchester City this season, scoring 14 goals in nine games, whereas Mbappe has 10 in nine for PSG, but Scholes still gives the edge to the latter.
‘He [Mbappe] can go wide, he can dribble past people, he’s quick, he can play one-twos. Haaland’s f****** amazing, don’t get me wrong, but he is [just] a goalscorer, isn’t he?’ he added.
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