Rio Ferdinand leads the praise for ridiculous Paul Scholes pass in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial as social media goes wild for Manchester United legend’s display
- Rio Ferdinand praised Paul Scholes after the 44-year-old’s excellent pass
- Scholes passed the ball nonchalantly during Vincent Kompany’s testimonial
- Game between Manchester City legends and Premier League all-stars ended 2-2
A host of former Premier League stars were in action at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night but it was a moment of magic from Scholes that drew much attention.
Receiving the ball from Mikel Arteta, Scholes, 44, played a nonchalant pass into the path of Robin van Persie.
Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for Paul Scholes after the midfielder’s excellent pass
Scholes, playing for Premier League all-stars, gets the ball in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial
Scholes nonchalantly passes the ball, leaving his opponents bewildered
The audaciousness of Scholes’ pass caused Ferdinand to comment: ‘Scholesy stop it’ along with the fire emoji.
Another Twitter user added: ‘I can’t get my head around this pass from Paul Scholes tonight’.
Meanwhile, another said: ‘Ohh my f*****g god. That pass from Paul Scholes’.
The 44-year-old’s pass led to him receiving a considerable amount of praise on social media
Scholes’ pass was picked up by his former Manchester United team-mate Robin van Persie
Another individual couldn’t resist comparing Scholes to Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. They wrote: ‘Paul Scholes > Steven Gerrard not even a question’.
A further tweet read: ‘If Paul Scholes came out of retirement today, he would start for Manchester United. Class is permanent.’
The game between Manchester City legends and Premier League legends ended 2-2.
Martin Petrov put City ahead early on but goals from Robbie Keane and Robin van Persie put the Premier League legends in the ascendancy.
City scored a late equaliser, however, courtesy of Benjani. Kompany wasn’t able to play in the game due to injury.