Man Utd Veteran Paul Scholes Still Unsure Over Retirement Plans

Chris Wright

26th, January 2011


By Chris Wright

Manchester United’s ball-spraying pass-fountain Paul Scholes has admitted that he still can’t decide whether or not he’s got another year at the top left in his fuzzy, orange, 36-year-old legs – having only just returned to the first-string after spending the past eight weeks recovering from a troublesome groin tweak.

Scholes told MUTV:

“I don’t what I’m doing next year. I just want to concentrate on getting back playing for now.

“I like to have a week or two off at Christmas. This one just stretched out a bit longer, which has not been ideal.

“Hopefully in the next few weeks I can regain some fitness.”

Scholes started against Blackpool last night and eased himself back into the running with a succession of premium quality distribution, a performance that led Tangerines boss Ian Holloway to sing the veteran midfielder’s venerable praises after the final whistle:

“Paul Scholes is one of my favourite passers of the ball ever. When he passes the ball it stays passed. The ball goes exactly where he wants it to and I have always loved him for that.

“I played against him once or twice and he is an absolute genius. He is a role model for anyone who wants to play football. He is a joy to watch.

“In fact, I wish he was 21, then I could see his career all over again.”

Hear, hear.