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Scholes: Joining Hall of Fame a special feeling

21 Apr 2022

Man Utd legend and 11-time title-winner hails influence of Sir Alex Ferguson after taking accolade

Paul Scholes says being one of six players voted into the 2022 Premier League Hall of Fame is a "special feeling", citing the impact of playing for Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United on his achievements.  

The former midfielder was one of six men who were voted into this year's Hall of Fame by fans and a panel of football experts. 

"It's a special feeling to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame along with so many fantastic players who have already been voted in and with the players who are being named today," Scholes said. 

"I feel lucky and privileged I was part of a team that won so many trophies and to have won the Premier League 11 times"

Paul Scholes, Hall of Fame inductee

After progressing into the United first team as part of the club's famed "Class of '92", Scholes became an 11-time Premier League champion under Ferguson.  

Widely regarded as one of the most technically adept creative midfielders of his generation, he scored 107 goals in his 499 Premier League appearances.  

"I played for the best manager for 20 years at Manchester United; the biggest club in the world with the greatest fans. I feel lucky and privileged I was part of a team that won so many trophies and to have won the Premier League 11 times."

Scholes was inducted into the 2022 Hall of Fame alongside Wayne Rooney, Patrick Vieira, Peter Schmeichel, Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Didier Drogba and Ian Wright.  

All inducted players receive a medallion engraved with their name and the year of their induction, with a £10,000 donation made by the Premier League to a charity of their choice. 

Also in this series

Part 1: Six new inductees voted into Premier League Hall of Fame 
Part 2: Wright humbled by entry into Hall of Fame  
Part 3: Schmeichel: I made sure I was remembered
Part 5: Drogba: Being in Hall of Fame a real honour
Part 6: Kompany delighted to be voted into Hall of Fame
Part 7: Aguero: My son will be proud of me in Hall of Fame
Part 8: Premier League greats celebrated at Hall of Fame event

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