Scholes is best English player – Mikel Obi

Former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has named Manchester United legend Paul Scholes as his best English player.

Mikel Obi has played with and against some of the best English players including the likes of Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.

His career spanned over a decade at Stamford Bridge, where he won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and a UEFA Champions League trophy.

“For me, he [Scholes] is the best English player,” Mikel Obi said on Rio Ferdinand’s podcast Vibe with Five (via Daily Star).

“He is absolutely brilliant, the way he played the game, and we all think he is probably the only English midfielder that would get into the Barcelona team back then, he was that good.”

Scholes played a stunning 716 games for Manchester United.

He scored 155 goals and provided 81 assists for the Red Devils.

Scholes also won the UEFA Champions League twice, 11 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, League Cups and 1 Club World Cup with United.