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Scholes: As a red, I’d love Bale at United

With Gareth Bale an unpopular player at Real Madrid, despite essentially scoring the goal that won them their 10th European Cup last season, Paul Scholes reckons the Welshman should sign for Manchester United this summer. I watched El Clasico on Sunday and it was clear Bale was having a hard time of it. The reaction [...]

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Scholes: I never lost my head like Gerrard

Paul Scholes has reflected on Steven Gerrard’s moment of madness, claiming that for all the mistakes he made when he was at United, he never lost his head the way the Liverpool captain did. Watching Steven Gerrard on Sunday, I suspect that his first thought while he was warming up during the first half was [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Academy Players

With last month seeing the release of “Made in Manchester“, an ebook in which some of the best Manchester United writers around look back at United’s best academy graduates—all proceeds from which go to the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre—it seemed a good time to pick a top five from the many fine products of United’s [...]

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Scholes: Most ambitious players leave Arsenal to win titles

Paul Scholes has had a dig at Mesut Ozil and Arsenal FC, but claiming that the most ambitious players always leave the club because they know they can’t win the league with Arsenal. Over the years, the big players who were really ambitious – Vieira, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fàbregas, Robin van Persie – have all [...]

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Herrera: I want to be as important as Scholes to the fans

In an interview with the Evening News, Ander Herrera was made aware that Paul Scholes was the last midfielder to get in double figures for United. In the 2004-05 season Scholes scored 12 goals. Herrera is on five and is keen to emulate Scholes. Paul Scholes is maybe the biggest midfielder in the United history. [...]

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Tevez: Scholes is better than Pirlo

Carlos Tevez has spoken about players he admired when he was younger and has claimed that, whilst it’s great getting to play with Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, Paul Scholes is the best player he’s played with. When I was a child I used to play with pebbles. I never collected figurines of players, because I [...]

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Paul Scholes vs Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has come under plenty of criticism under recent weeks for the style of football Manchester United are playing. The results haven’t been too bad, with United currently sitting third in the league and in the next round of the FA Cup, but the football hasn’t been exciting to watch. Paul Scholes, in [...]

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TOP FIVE: Late Manchester United Goals (Not including THAT one)

TOP FIVE: Late Manchester United Goals (Not including THAT one)

Manchester United’s best ever late goal is so obvious that it doesn’t need to be included in any top five list. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won us the treble and none of us who were old enough to enjoy it will ever get an experience from following United to top that. However, after Daley Blind kept [...]

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Scholes: Mourinho and Rodgers don’t know what they’re doing… unlike Fergie

Jose Mourinho has been handed out another fine by the FA after claiming that officials were waging a “campaign” against Chelsea, in which they were denying penalties they deserved and ignoring dives. This of course ignores the fact no punishment was dished out to Gary Cahill for kicking Harry Kane in the back, or the [...]

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Scholes: I’m a United fan so I’m not sad Gerrard didn’t win the league

Ahead of United’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield in 2007, Sir Alex Ferguson was asked whether he would welcome a title win for his rivals. They had gone 17 years without a title, leading a journalist to ask the United manager whether he would like their drought to end. “You must be joking!” he [...]

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Scholes: I only ever wanted to play for one club… unlike Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he will be leaving Liverpool this season, despite being offered a new contract, to make sure that he can one day retire without having any regrets. He has confirmed today that he will be trading Liverpool in for an MLS club. Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, who, unlike Gerrard, is [...]

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Scholes: LvG resting players could cost United in FA Cup

Paul Scholes has claimed that Manchester United could suffer against League One Yeovil if Louis van Gaal changes the team too much. United were knocked out of the League Cup earlier this season by another League One side, MK Dons, after Van Gaal played a completely different line-up, largely relying on young players. Scholes remembers [...]

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Brendan Rodgers’ hails Premier League’s finest midfielder

Brendan Rodgers’ hails Premier League’s finest midfielder

Before Brendan Rodgers was named Liverpool manager, he made an appearance on Match of the Day and was asked to name his all time Premier League XI. Paul Scholes was on the receiving end of most praise, with Rodgers claiming he was the first name he picked. Steven Gerrard didn’t get a mention. I went [...]

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Scholes: 1995 Cup Final Ruined My Summer

Paul Scholes has reflected on his relationship with the FA Cup, looking at his first final against Everton in 1995. United went in 1-0 down at half-time and Scholes was subbed on with 20 minutes left to play, but United failed to equalise. In my mind’s eye I can still see my miss in the [...]

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United players who feature in the most booked players in PL history

4. Paul Scholes (97 bookings) The former Manchester United midfielder was not unfamiliar with seeing a referee reach for his pocket. Arguably his most famous yellow card did not arrive in the Premier League, though. It came in the semi final of the Champions League. Scholes was cautioned against Juventus, ruling him out of their [...]

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