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Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for Paul Scholes after the midfielder

‘Scholesy stop it!’: 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 
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Rio Ferdinand led the praise after his former Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes made a superb pass during Vincent Kompany’s testimonial.

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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

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, playing for Premier League all-stars, gets the ball in Vincent Kompany's testimonial

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Scholes, playing for Premier League all-stars, gets the ball in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial

Scholes then nonchalantly passes the ball with a slice, leaving his opponents bewildered

Scholes then nonchalantly passes the ball with a slice, leaving his opponents bewildered

Scholes then nonchalantly passes the ball with a slice, leaving his opponents bewildered

Arteta spotted his team-mate in space in the centre circle and chipped the ball into his path.

Instead of controlling and looking to recycle possession, Scholes just stuck out his right foot and sliced the ball behind him, over Joleon Lescott’s head and for Tim Cahill and Robin van Persie to run onto.

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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

The 44-year-old's pass led to him receiving a considerable amount of praise on social media

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
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Scholes' pass was picked up by his former Manchester United team-mate Robin van Persie

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.’

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The game between Manchester City legends and Premier League all-stars 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.