Leeds United legend Johnny Giles has hailed the impact of Paul Scholes on Manchester United's title bid.

Giles, who started his career with United, has always been a great admirer of Scholes and feels his qualities are unique in today's game.

"I am a great fan of Scholesy," he told ManUtd.com. "Paul Scholes has been the only genuine, real midfield player in the last 15 years perhaps. Certainly in the Premier League, never mind for England, he's been a great player.

"In his early days he was scoring goals as well, but you look at him and only he can play and make that position on the pitch his own. He gets the ball from the back four and distributes it and nobody else can do that.

"I know you get different types of midfielder - Luka Modric is very good, David Silva is excellent - but Paul Scholes, for running midfield from a central position - there is nobody like him."