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Scholes: Pep's Barca The Best Team I Ever Played Against

Having lost two UEFA Champions League finals to FC Barcelona, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has now insisted that Pep Guardiola's former team is the best side he ever went up against.

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The Englishman won the European tournament on two occasions with the Red Devils, but was recently asked if he feels he could have retired with more given how successful United were domestically.

Scholes, however, believes it was just bad luck as he recently recalled the dominance that Guardiola's possession-hungry side had on teams. 

"We were quite unlucky really. In any other era we might have won four, five, or six European Cups," he told the A Goal In One Podcast.

"But the teams that were about… you look at Guardiola's Barcelona team – Jesus, how good were they?

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"You could go right through the team. In midfield, you had Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi.

"(Thierry) Henry on the left. Centre halves of Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol. Just unreal.

"They're, without doubt, the best team I've played against. They're one of the best teams that's ever been."

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Scholes was part of the United team that lost to the Blaugrana in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals.

Where do you rank Guardiola's Barcelona among the best teams in the history of the game? Let us know in the comments section below.


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