Watch: Still can’t tackle – Paul Scholes hacks at Samir Nasri in ‘friendly’


Paul Scholes’ inability to tackle was always one of the great watching-football-in-the-pub-stock-lines, and he reminded us why in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial.

The former Manchester United midfielder was turning out for a Premier League all-star team, against a Manchester City legends side in the friendly.

As well as showing off his ludicrous technique, the 44-year-old also showed the other side of his game. It sounds like Samir Nasri must’ve annoyed him, given the couple of hacks he dished out.

“Of course I can tackle,” Scholes told Five Live back in 2011. “There’s plenty of evidence of me being able to tackle. I was just getting people back.

“If someone got me early in the game, it was always in the back of my mind that I needed to get them back.”

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