An extract from Kieron Dyer’s autobiography revealed that he once received a guard of honour following an England training session

When aliens come down from the sky and find out we played Paul Scholes on the left for England they will be so disgusted that they’ll head straight back to Mars.

If ever you needed confirmation of Scholes’ GOAT status then just turn to Kieron Dyer’s autobiography, which is being serialised in the Daily Mail.

Dyer paints a perfect picture of Scholes’ genius during an England training session.

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Better sitting down than most players standing up

Dyer recounts one particular training session in which Scholes excelled.

He said: “He was the absolute master of one touch in training.

“One day he scored three or four goals — and I’m not talking tap-ins. I’m talking 25-yarders-lodging-in-the-stanchion-type goals.

When the session was over, the rest of the England players formed a guard of honour and clapped him off the pitch. I’d never seen that before and I never saw it again.”

He had the world in his palm and we played him on the left. Criminal


He had the world in his palm and we played him on the left. Criminal

Scholes finished his England career with 66 caps to his name.

By way of comparison, James Milner has 61.

He’d probably still be in with a shout of making England’s…

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