Paul Scholes Admits He Nearly Quit Football Last Christmas

Chris Wright

8th, September 2010


By Chris Wright

Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes has only just undergone his obligatory seasonal reappraisal i.e. the week that follows a particularly adept display when his fellow pros line up to wax lyrical about his ‘vision’ etc.

However, the 35-year-old midfielder has revealed that he came perilously close to retiring last season after a slump in his form saw him struggle to hold down a berth in United’s first string.

Scholes told the club’s official website;

“I haven’t made any decisions yet [about retiring at the end of this season] but last Christmas, as far as I was concerned, I wasn’t going to be playing on in 2010/11 as I wasn’t playing well.

Luckily things improved towards the end of the season. You need to be playing well to get into the team. I always set myself high standards as I want to feel that I am contributing to the team. If I’m not doing that then there is no point being here.”

Just for the sheer hell of it…

It never gets old.