Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for Paul Scholes after losing the Community Shield to Manchester United yesterday.
Ancelotti felt his side played "too slowly" yesterday and allowed United too much time on the ball.
Scholes did most of the damage with a midfield masterclass which Ancelotti was able to appreciate but felt was helped by his own side's lack of match sharpness.
"Scholes is a fantastic player; he played a very good game," he said.
"Maybe we gave him more possibility to play well because we didn't put strong pressure on him.
"When you are not fit 100%, it's difficult to put strong pressure on during the game. But he showed fantastic touch, fantastic switch of play.
"I agree that he was the man of the match."
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