AC Milan veteran Mark van Bommel says Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is the dirtiest player the Champions League has seen.

The 35-year-old Dutch star will be ­suspended for AC ­Milan's quarter-final first leg following the 25th yellow card of his Champions League career at ­Arsenal last Tuesday.

Van Bommel said: "I'm just glad I'm not the man who has the highest amount of cards in the ­tournament - Paul Scholes has 35 yellows.

"I seriously don't think my record is bad. I have been in the Champions League for 12 or 13 seasons no w.

"I'm also angry they counted my red cards as double ­yellow bookings. It is a dubious record.''