Recently retired Manchester United star Paul Scholes showed that his tackling hasn’t improved much since he hung up his boots.
The veteran midfielder, now plying his trade for the Chadderton Park Legends’ seven-a-side team, brought down an opponent from Oldham Tigers during a recent game.
But Bikash Dash, the player on the receiving end of the tackle, was just delighted to have been fouled by his hero.
He said: “I have always been a United fan and here I was getting fouled by my idol.
“I am usually an attacking player but I thought I would never get this chance against him again so decided to mark him.
“For the first few minutes it was like watching him on TV when he had the ball. But we realised we needed to get on with the game and could not just sit back and admire him.”