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West Ham captain Mark Noble rates Gerrard higher than Scholes

Some footballers are using Twitter Q&A sessions to engage with supporters whilst in self-isolation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put football into a state of uncertainty. No-one knows when the current campaign will resume and return dates released thus far are looking unrealistic.

On Wednesday, West Ham captain Mark Noble was asked to pick the best midfielder from Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, Manchester United’s Paul Scholes and Chelsea’s Frank Lampard.

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He said: “Trust me when I say you only realise how good a player is when you play against them.

“All three were top, top players in their own right but all round player Stevie Gerrard was the complete footballer.”

While the Ginger Prince was never a prolific scorer like Lampard, or made look better by being surrounded by average players like Gerrard, his successful career talks for itself.

During his 20-year spell at Old Trafford, Scholes was instrumental in helping United win 11 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups, 2 League Cups, 2 Champions League and a Club World Cup.

While the other two were winning individual awards — like making PFA Teams of the Year — Scholes was focused on winning proper trophies.

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