Thierry Henry claims England had the best midfield on paper.

In the footballing community, it is a never ending debate when it comes to comparisons of players; especially when their class matches the likes of Scholes and Gerrard.

Henry, who won the World Cup and European Championship with France as well as lifting the Premier League twice as a player with Arsenal claims that it was Paul Scholes who was more influential compared to the Liverpool legend.

Asked if there were any players, current or former, with whom he would like to have played, the Arsenal legend answered ‘Paul Scholes‘.

He further elaborated: “The next one would have been, right behind, very close, Stevie G but I have to go with Paul Scholes.”

He was just ahead in his head. He made Manchester United tick. Every time we were playing them we needed to find a way to stop him.”

Speaking to Sky Sports he not only voiced his opinion about who was the best but also how England could have won two World Cups with Scholes, Gerrard and Lampard in the midfield.

You guys in England had, on paper, the best midfield in the world.”