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08th Nov 2015

Paul Scholes makes fairly outrageous claim about how special Salford’s FA Cup win was

Magic of the cup, eh?

Kevin McGillicuddy

Victory over Notts County was the most significant result in the history of Salford City.

The club, now owned by various members of the so called ‘Class of ’92’ won their FA Cup first-round clash 2-0.

Salford’s story is one that every football club in the world would love to be part of, as a bunch of millionaires decide to pump money into the club to try and make it a force to be reckoned with.

They’re plying their trade in the seventh tier of football in England, but for one of their owners, Friday night’s result and the feeling after the game was equal to anything he had achieved in his own career.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 29: Paul of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford on April 29, 2008 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Paul Scholes won 11 Premier Leagues titles and two Champions League crowns as well as various Cup medals while at Manchester United, but the England midfielder is unsure if anything can compare to what he felt on Friday as he watched Ritchie Allen score the all important second goal.

He was first asked how the result compared to all the success he achieved as a player in today’s Daily Mail:

‘It feels the same.’

However, when pressed, Scholes admits that Salford’s heroics surpassed even lifting Europe’s biggest club prize.

‘It’s probably better than the Champions League. It’s like when I watched Oldham in the FA Cup.’ And from Scholes there is no higher praise than that.

High praise indeed and judging by the manic celebrations of that second goal, probably right on the money.