Derby County new boy Craig Bryson is delighted to have finally realised his England dream, over five years after being taught a lesson by Paul Scholes. The recently retired Manchester United midfielder ran Bryson ragged in a pre-season friendly back in 2005 when the Rams recruit was with Clyde and ever since that day, the 24-year old knew he wanted to play in England.
And he is happy to fulfill that after signing a £350,00 deal to join the Pride Park club from Kilmarnock.
"That was a great experience. I had watched Manchester United on TV but once you play against them, you realise just how good they really are," he said.
"It was an eye opener and I wanted to be as good as them.
"You try to model yourself on players like that and on players who have a great career at a club like United.
"I was up against Scholes and he was simply frightening.
"I could not get anywhere near him. I was just running after him and nothing else. I am glad he has retired.
"The game was played in Clyde's half although Neil McGregor did score for us.
"That will be a great memory for him but even though I was given the runaround by Scholes, it was still a great experience and made me want to play in England."