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Best XI: Manchester United in the 21st century

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CM – Paul Scholes

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 29: Paul Scholes of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford on April 29, 2008 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

One of the best players ever seen in the Premier Leagues, Paul Scholes ruled in Manchester United’s midfield for most of the 21st century, winning almost everything there is in football.

He retired in June 2011, changed his mind in January 2012, won the Premier League in May 2013 and retired for the second and final time in the next month.