Menu

Ben Foster names Manchester United great as best player he has ever seen

Ben Foster trained and played with some special players during his five-year spell as understudy at Manchester United.

The ex-Reds goalkeeper has predictably opted for one of his former teammates when asked about the best player he has seen live.

Foster, who has forged a great career in the Premier League since leaving Old Trafford in 2010, named Paul Scholes as the best he’s had the pleasure of watching.

Scholes is arguably the most talented midfielder of his generation and the way he is spoken about by professionals emphasises just how good he was.

READ MORE: Rafael blames one key issue for Man Utd’s decline since Sir Alex Ferguson retirement

“He’s the best player I’ve ever seen live, he’s the best player I’ve ever seen live,” Foster told the Squeaky Bum Time podcast, as quoted by the Daily Express.

 “He was effortless, everything just came so naturally to him.

“Striking a ball, if you could see him strike a ball, he didn’t miss any part of the ball, it was all full, 100 per cent contact with the ball.

“He was beautiful, he was a beautiful player to watch.”

Scholes was a member of the famous Class of 92 and had a trophy laden 20-year career at United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Englishman won 11 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and three FA Cup’s at the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo was also an ex-teammate of Foster at United and would have surely also been in the thought process of the Watford shot-stopper alongside plenty of other great former Reds.

Who is the best player you’ve ever seen live? Let us know on twitter!

Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

More Stories Ben Foster Man Utd Paul Scholes