Reports are out claiming that Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has paid a glowing tribute to Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo.
Scholes knows England must stop Pirlo if they’re to avoid defeat against World Cup group opponents Italy.
“Pirlo is the world’s greatest playmaker – the complete footballer,” writes Scholes in his Paddy Power blog.
“Give him time and space and he will destroy you. He’s such a clever player and is so composed. If surrounded he’ll lay it off. If he’s got room he’s devastating.”