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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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Scholes: Empty seats everywhere at City

Paul Scholes has had a pop at Manchester City fans for failing to sell out yet another big game at the Etihad. “The crowd need to get behind this team they need to create a special European atmosphere,” Scholes said. “I was lucky enough to play at Old Trafford and we always talked about the [...]

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Scholes: We’ve signed proper players this summer

Paul Scholes, who has been fairly critical of United in the media recently, has sung the praises of new signings Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao. “The calibre of player we have brought in is top quality, like Di Maria and Falcao,” Scholes told MUTV. “These are proper players. We just have to find a [...]

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VIDEO: Funny Scholesy Q&A

———— To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards [...]

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Best United goals under Fergie

United managed 2,762 goals under Sir Alex Ferguson, roughly two scored for every one conceded.  Everyone will have their favourites of the Ferguson era. Sometimes it’s about context – Solskjaer’s winner in the 1999 Champions League Final and the Mark Hughes volley against Oldham that saved the double spring to mind. Other times it’s about pure [...]

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Scholes and Butt coaching our lads in Europe

This season a new competition has started for Under 19 teams of all the Champions League qualifiers. The teams are all in the same groups of 4 as the senior teams are and the top 2 go through to the next round. United are at a bit of a disadvantage over some of their rivals [...]

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Scholes: Young players don’t have same chance I did

In an interview with Gary Neville, Paul Scholes has claimed that young English players have nowhere near the same opportunities he had as a kid wanting to play football. “When we were coming through, it was nearly all English players with maybe one or two Irish or Welsh,” said Scholes. “But clubs now have seven [...]

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s Best XI

If Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography proves anything about his time in charge then it’s that we were truly blessed. During his 27 years at Old Trafford, United played, for the most part, expansive, attacking football utilising some of the finest players ever to have graced these shores. Ferguson has repeatedly stated how fortunate he feels [...]

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Paul Scholes – The quotes you probably haven’t seen

July 11th 2000: Inter president confirms £31m offer for Paul Scholes “Yes it is true. The story is correct. We are very much interested in signing Paul Scholes. Unfortunately for us, it appears Manchester United are not prepared to release Scholes at the moment. It is going to be very hard for us to get [...]

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Scholes: I’m sure I’ll go back to United

Paul Scholes has confirmed David Moyes’ claims that he rejected the opportunity to join United’s coaching staff. Two of Scholes’ former team mates, Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs, have taken up coaching positions this summer and Scholes reckons that one day he will do too. “I have spoken to him a couple of times but [...]

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Scholes: Nowhere is better than United

Paul Scholes has passed on some advice to Wayne Rooney, who is reportedly keen to leave United to sign for Chelsea, insisting that United is the best place to play football. “I don’t think there’s anywhere better than Manchester United to play your football,” said Scholes. “It’s up to Wayne – but he’s a top, [...]

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Moyes: I asked Scholes to be a coach too

Following criticism from plenty of reds (myself included) after the likes of Eric Steele and Rene Meulensteen left the club, David Moyes has today confirmed that he asked both to stay. Meulensteen was offered the job of assistant manager but turned it down to go to Russia and work with Guus Hiddink. Steele said he [...]

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