Man Utd Veteran Paul Scholes Retires With Immediate Effect

By Chris Wright

I think we all had a feeling this was coming.

After winning 10 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and three FA Cups in his 676 appearances for the club, Manchester United vet Paul Scholes has announced this morning that he has retired from the game ‘with immediate effect’ and that he will now be joining the coaching staff at Old Trafford as of next season.

Speaking via United’s website, Scholes said:

“I am not a man of many words but I can honestly say that playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United has been a real honour.”

“This was not a decision that I have taken lightly but I feel now is the right time for me to stop playing. To have been part of the team that helped the Club reach that 19th title is a great privilege,”

“I would like to thank the fans for their tremendous support throughout my career.

“I would also like to thank all the coaches and players that I have worked with over the years, but most of all I would like to thank Sir Alex for being such a great manager, from the day I joined the club his door has always been open and I know this team will go on to win many more trophies under his leadership.”

Sir Alex Ferguson also had his five-penneth:

“What more can I say about Paul Scholes that I haven’t said before? We are going to miss a truly unbelievable player.

“Paul has always been fully committed to this club and I am delighted he will be joining the coaching staff from next season. Paul has always been inspirational to players of all ages and we know that will continue in his new role.”

More to follow…

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  1. Kevin says:

    safer shins and ankles in the Premier League next season!

    Well played Scholes’y, a great career!

  2. Dave says:

    So this brings to a close an absolutely stunning career. One of the greatest passers ever, a great scoring midfielder as well. He was the most gifted of the class of 92.

    So long Mr Scholes, thanks for the memories and good luck in your new coaching career.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shin pad makers expect wide-scale redundancies.

    Great player in his day though.

  4. kahhoe says:

    stupid ass bastard idiot player! dirty tackle player not deserved to be one of the best player! ham kar chan!

  5. St Michael says:

    You shouldnt talk about something you know nothing about.

    And by nothing I mean football Kahhoe.

    TRUE legend, will be TRULY missed ..

  6. kahhoe says:

    paul scholes is over-rated, barca CM wins him hands down

    tiew lei low mole

  7. Dane Treal says:

    Have a suceessful life ahead Scholes,I’ll miss you and those powerful shots

  8. dave says:

    I think moderators should remove kahhoe’s comment, it is disrespectful.

    Paul Scholes will be missed.

  9. Trololololo says:

    Despite the woeful grammar in that disrespectful post, let’s just analyze it: ‘barca cm wins him hands down’, so that’ll be either Buscuits the diver (no), Iniesta the slightly less obvious diver(I’m going to say no, he doesn’t have Scholes’ passing skill) and Xavi. Now, I’ll agree that THIS SEASON, Xavi has definitely been better, but Scholes is 36 and retiring whereas Xavi is only 31 and at the peak of his game. Over the span of their careers (which, in Scholes case, is a lot longer, not just because he’s older but also because he broke through a lot earlier), I’d say Scholes was probably better.

  10. Rich says:

    @Kahhoe, xavi said in his prime scholes was better than him, someone he took inspiration from, whilst Zidane called him the best midfielder of his generation

    a true great

  11. Mr. Angry says:

    to all you cunts that say kahhoe is disrespectfull…. how?

    who the fuck is paul shithouse scholes!? just a cheating little scumbag who clatters opposition players when things arent going manure’s way…

    so please pull your tounge out of his arsehole..!

  12. Ritesh says:

    A legend gone (yet again) for MU, who to replace him now?

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  14. TravisKOP says:

    ahhh scholes, one of the only other midfielders other than my liege (stevie G) that i truly will miss when hes gone

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