“It’s no fun to deal with that”

Manchester United legendary Paul Scholes named the clash two legs semi-final against Barcelona in the 2007–08 Champions League season were the two most difficult matches of his career.

In the latest episode of BT Sport’s ‘What I Wore’ series, the former midfielder recalled the challenge he and his team faced during the 180 minutes of those games.

Manchester United won 1-0 on aggregate thanks to a superb Scholes strike at Old Trafford, but he finds it difficult to come back against Frank Rijkaard’s star-studded side.

When Manchester United’s iconic red shirt from 2007-2009 is picked off the rails, discussion is sure to turn towards that match, as Scholes scored the greatest goal of his career in the Premier League. one of all.

“Two of the hardest matches I’ve ever had in my life.” “All I see is the back of their shirt for 180 minutes from a single kick!” #UCL goal in the semi-final first leg vs Barca, or a “wrong shot”? 😂#Things I wore x Paul Scholes drops at 12 midnight tomorrow!

Then, when pressed about the famous 2008 clash with the Catalan side, he said:

“Difficult. Two of the hardest games I’ve ever had in my life. Both legs. The team is ridiculous.

“As a mid laner, it’s no fun playing with that, trust me. Just chase them. That’s all I see, the back side of it. [Barcelona shirt] in 180 minutes apart from a kick. “

The Barcelona team features such legends as Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Samuel Eto’o, Carles Puyol and Gianluca Zambrotta among others.

The two teams played a goalless stalemate at Camp Nou, where Cristiano Ronaldo also missed a penalty.

But in the second leg, Scholes fired a cannonball in the 14th minute, enough to send Manchester United into the final, which they later won after beating Chelsea in Moscow.

However, Barcelona exacted their revenge just a year later, beating Sir Alex Ferguson’s side 2-0 in the final, before repeating the trick in 2011.

Scholes’ goal against Barcelona for Manchester United is one of the greatest in Champions League history

Scholes retired with 155 goals scored in all competitions, including 24 in the Champions League.

Even so, his long-range header against Barcelona stood out as not only one of his greatest strikes, but also one of the greatest in league history. .

12 years ago today, Paul Scholes did this against Barcelona

Zambrotta cleared the ball well, the ball hit his feet, Scholes hit a dangerous volley into the far corner.

Strength, technique and precision – everything about the goal is top-notch; The perfect synthesis of the Manchester United star and his stellar abilities back in the day. “It’s no fun to deal with that”

Aila Slisco

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