Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has plenty of experience of first class football but he has admitted he is still learning all the time from veteran Paul Scholes.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been keen to use Scholes’ influence since bringing him out of retirement last season.
The 38-year-old has been used sparingly this season but did start in United’s 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.
Scholes continues to be rock solid in the middle of the park for United and it’s no wonder why Ferguson has been keen to keep the former England international going as long as possible, despite being linked with Wesley Sneijder yet again .
Carrick is another big admirer of the veteran and has admitted his influence even spreads to the older members of the squad at Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old said: "Paul Scholes is a genius. It is fantastic to play with him.
"Whether he realises or not, he has helped me enormously just by watching him and taking things in.
"We all know what he can do. But there are some things you simply cannot teach. You can learn but some of the stuff only he can do."
United have made a strong start to their Premier League campaign and are well placed in the Champions league betting after securing their passage to the knock-out stages with two games to spare. if they were to claim their 20th league title, there would be little doubt that Scholes would have had a big impact on that success.
Whether it’s scoring the goals, making an impact off the bench or just giving advice on the training paddock; it would be hard to put a price on how much Scholes’ influence is a positive at Old Trafford.