“Maybe he’s not valued as much as he should be in England because of the style of football there and because he keeps a low profile.
Perhaps he would have been more valued in Spain, where midfielders like him form part of the ‘ideal’.
“I’ve still got Paul Scholes’ shirt at home, which I swapped with him once. When I was at Liverpool he was one of the players I liked most.
“He certainly has the talent to have adapted to Spain – or Italy, or Germany, or France. Fans in Spain rate him very highly and I admire him a huge amount.”
– Xabi Alonso on
the love of my life Paul Scholes
Quote taken from here