Paul Scholes’s glowing tribute to Thierry Henry

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes hails Arsenal great Thierry Henry.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has been singing the praises of former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

Henry retired from professional football earlier this week at the age of 37, having won everything he could have won in his career.

The now-retired striker won league titles in France, England and Barcelona, the Champions League, the World Cup and the European Championship.

Scholes and Henry were rivals during their time in the Premier League, and the former has now written a glowing tribute to the ex-France international.

“It is rare that you get a striker with speed and composure in equal measure but Henry had both,” the 40-year-old wrote in The Independent.

“He could flummox a defender with his pace and then had the presence of mind to slot the ball past the goalkeeper. He was a wonderful footballer…

“With Henry the key for defenders was to stand off, so that if he did fancy a sprint you at least had that extra five yards on him.

“The problem was that even then he was dangerous. He might just decide to go for goal. He was a brilliant centre-forward and he won the lot: World Cup, European championships, European Cup, Premier League, Spanish league, French league, FA Cup. That is some career.”

Henry will go down in history as one of the greatest players of all time. Many would claim him to be the best in Arsenal’s history and maybe the best striker in the Premier League era.

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