Paul Scholes’ ability has been recognised by the FIFA video game (Picture: Getty)
Manchester United hero Paul Scholes has been added to the FIFA 17 legends category.
Already a ‘legend’ in the eyes of Red Devils fans, he has now been recognised by the popular video game as one of the greats of the game.
Other players to be included in the category this year include former Arsenal ace Marc Overmars, ex-Barcelona star Carles Puyol, Scholes’ former Man Utd teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Liverpool favourite Jamie Carragher.
Scholes made 718 appearances for Man Utd over 19 seasons with their first team, scoring 155 goals in all competitions.
Ex-Arsenal man Emmanuel Petit has been included (Picture: Getty)
Known for his passing ability, supporters of both United and others long lamented the midfielder’s misuse with the England side – where he would often be shifted to the wing to accommodate other players.
New FIFA 17 legends
Marc Overmars, Go Ahead Eagles, Willem II, Ajax, Arsenal, Barcelona.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Clausenengen, Molde, Manchester United.
Jamie Carragher, Liverpool.
Emmaneul Petit, Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea.
Luis Hernandez, Cruz Azul, Queretaro, Monterrey, Necaxa, Boca Juniors, UANL, LA Galaxy, America, Veracruz, Chiapas, BUAP.
Juan Sebastian Veron, Estudiantes, Boca Juniors, Sampdoria, Parma, Lazio, Manchester United, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Brandsen.
Rio Ferdinand, West Ham, Bournemouth, Leeds United, Manchester United, QPR.
Alessandro del Piero, Padova, Juventus, Sydney, Delhi Dynamos.
Carles Puyol, Barcelona.
Many stars from other nations regularly praised Scholes for his brilliant technical ability, with the likes of Xavi and Zinedine Zidane to have backed him as one of the greatest players of his generation.