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Man Utd great Scholes names 'The Wardrobe' as among toughest opponents

Manchester United great Paul Scholes named Papa Bouba Diop as one of the toughest opponents he came up against.

The former Fulham, Portsmouth and Senegal international sadly passed away at the age of 42 in November 2020.

Over his 718 appearances for the Red Devils, Scholes faced virtually every great player of his generation.

But he has revealed it was former Fulham man Bouba Diop - who was nicknamed The Wardrobe - along with Patrick Vieira that caused him the most problems.

Scholes told Savage Social: "Do you remember Papa Bouba Diop? Big, massive. They used to call him The Wardrobe!

"You get involved physically with him and you're wasting your time.

"I always found him awkward to play against. He wasn't a Vieira, of course he wasn't, but he still had talent."


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