Rooney hails Scholes' quality

BY foxsports • May 31, 2011

Scholes confirmed his retirement on Tuesday morning, ending a 17-year career that brought him 10 league titles. One of the quiet men at Old Trafford, Scholes did not even tell his team-mates what his future plans were. However, it had looked increasingly likely the 36-year-old would call it a day, leaving Rooney with a sense of loss. "He will be missed greatly," Rooney told TalkSPORT. "He is definitely the best player I have played with. "I tried to ask him what he was doing but you don't get much out of him. "I didn't think it would come this quickly. Everyone will be sad to see him stop. He is a great player." Rooney could shed no light on Scholes' infamous tackling ability, although he is delighted not to be facing it. "I saw him doing it every day," said Rooney. "Sometimes he gets the ball, other times he doesn't. I just try to get out of the way."

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