Paul Scholes says Ryan Giggs is the greatest he saw while playing for Manchester United.

He reveals that in his eyes Giggs, who holds the club record for ­appearances, is the No.1.

Scholes said: "There have been so many outstanding players I have had as team-mates - Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Paul Ince, Teddy Sheringham, Dwight Yorke, David Beckham, Andy Cole, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Nicky Butt…

"But if I had to name one, it would be Ryan. He could do everything. He could play in every position - as he's shown these past couple of years.

"He has gone to central midfield and he has been amazing.

"And in terms of people I have played against, again there are so many brilliant players. Zinedine Zidane and Rivaldo, in particular, come to mind.

"I remember playing against Rivaldo when he was at Barcelona and against us for Brazil in the World Cup. We play in the same area of the pitch and he was amazing. I've been lucky to play with some great players - and against some."

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