he's an all-time great and better than pretty much everyone else ever at that position.
Scholes isn't THAAAAAT far behind, though. consider that he peaked about 8 years ago in a team that was much more direct than United currently and certainly more direct than us. and he was often played out of position. the fact that he can still get it done at 37 is simply ridiculous and a testament to how awesome he is. Xavi would say the same.