Pep Guardiola Settles the Endless Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard Debate With Incredible Answer

Pep Guardiola Settles the Endless Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard Debate With Incredible Answer

  • Pep Guardiola has settled the Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard never-ending debate
  • The debate has lasted for the last 20 years, with fans split as to who is the best midfielder among the trio
  • The three former England stars played for Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea, and each has a staunch fanbase

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has settled the age-old debate about the best midfielder between Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard.

The three English midfielders played for England's biggest clubs, namely Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea, and all won almost everything in club football.

Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea
Steven Gerrard was the only player among the three not to win a Premier League title. Photos by Shaun Botterill, Nick Potts and Richard Heathcote.
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The debate has raged for over two decades, with fans split on who is the greatest midfielder of them all. Fans also could not agree on which double pivot of the two performed better for England.

During his reign as England manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson could not fit all three into the same team, which often elicited heavy criticism from Three Lions fans.

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Even after Manchester United star Scholes retired in 2004, England could not make the combination of Gerrard and Lampard work.

Pep settles the debate

Guardiola coached some of the best midfielders in the world, like Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Xabi Alonso and Kevin De Bruyne, therefore his opinion would certainly be telling.

The former Barcelona was quizzed about his verdict on the famous debate, and he picked Scholes, according to MEN.

"All respect to Frank [Lampard], to Steven [Gerrard], but Paul Scholes is my favourite one. I love it. I think he had everything but the other two, come on, Frank and Steven Gerrard changed this. Paul Scholes is my favourite."

Scholes made a total of 718 appearances for United, scoring registering 155 goals. Gerrard netted 185 goals in all competitions for Liverpool, while Lampard scored 211 goals for Chelsea, according to Transfermarkt.

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Guardiola's funny celebration

Sports Brief earlier reported on Guardiola's hilarious celebration after Erling Haaland scored a late winner versus Fulham.

Guardiola was spotted celebrating as he looked down at the camera and passionately shook his fist.

Pep is known for his hot and cold celebrations when a goal goes in, but couldn't help it when Haaland sunk the penalty.