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STATS: Scholes Compared To Gerrard, Lampard, Fabregas, Modric… over 3 years

2011/2012 – 93.2% of passes completed (2nd highest in the league) Yaya Toure 90.5%, Michael Carrick 90.1%, Scott Parker 89.5%, Luka Modric 87.4%, Juan Mata 87%, Frank Lampard 86.9%, Steven Gerrard 83.1%. 2010/2011 – 90.2% of passes completed (1st) Michael Essien 87.1%, Michael Carrick 86.6%, Luka Modric 86.5%, Jack Wilshere 86.1%, Yaya Toure 85.5%, Gareth [...]

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Midfield Musings

Midfield Musings

In the first chapter of Genesis, God tells mankind (yes, I know) to go out and conquer the world, and ever since (yes, I know), we’ve been gripped by a paranoid, neurotic desire to understand everything. But however hard we try, it’s simply not possible: whether its spontaneous combustion, kicks in snooker, or red trousers, [...]

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Scholes: Frustrating Waiting For Monday Kick-Off

Manchester United kick off the season on a Monday night, after our game against Everton has been moved so it can be shown live on television. Paul Scholes, who this time last year was planning what he was going to do in retirement, has said it’s frustrating having to wait to start the season. “It’s [...]

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PICTURE: What have our players been up to?

PICTURE: What have our players been up to?

What have our players been doing since the season ended? Ryan Giggs was in Shanghai to help launch the partnership with Chevrolet David de Gea arrived in Switzerland with the Spain squad ahead of Euro 2012. Rafael da Silva trains ahead of his start for Brazil in their friendly against Argentina. Patrice Evra has a [...]

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STATS: Scholes’ Season In Full In Comparison To Others

STATS: Scholes’ Season In Full In Comparison To Others

Paul Scholes was brought out of retirement after Manchester United struggled with injuries in midfield, with Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Darren Fletcher all ruled out for a period of several months. It was a return not even Paddy Power would give you odds on, especially when United’s main problem seemed to be a lack of [...]

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Of Course Scholesy Has Signed A New Deal

Manchester United have today confirmed that Paul Scholes has signed a year long contract extension to keep him at the club next season. As the years have gone by, Scholes hasn’t played as regularly as he wanted and this was something that has bothered him for a while. Sir Alex Ferguson had wanted Scholes to [...]

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Keane: Too Many Rivalries In England Squad

Roy Keane has given a damning verdict of the England set-up and has claimed that as well as wanting to spend more time with his family, Paul Scholes retired from international football because of how things worked behind the scenes. “England have not done well at big tournaments and everyone is intrigued by it, but [...]

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Scholes Staying On

Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that Paul Scholes will continue playing for United next season. It was always likely that he would agree to play for another season, as there would be little point in coming out for retirement for just a few months more football. Importantly, Scholes proved that he’s still up to [...]

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Robson: Welbz Should Go To Euros

Robson: Welbz Should Go To Euros

With Wayne Rooney suspended for the first two games of the Euros, Bryan Robson has claimed that Danny Welbeck would do a great job filling in for him before joining him as a strike partner this summer. “I don’t think Danny would let anybody down,” said Robson. “He’s a real hard worker. He’s worked very [...]

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VIDEO: Scholes and Young Goals vs Swansea

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VIDEO: Scholes’ Last Minute Winner

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Rio: Scholes Saved Our Season

Manchester United’s most important player in the second half of the season has been Paul Scholes. Rio Ferdinand has sung the praises of Scholes’ impact since coming out of retirement. “There are a number of reasons why we’ve done well since the turn of the year,” he told United Review. “There’s no doubt one of [...]

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VIDEO: Rooney and Scholes Goals vs QPR

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Young: We All Listen To Giggs And Scholes

Young: We All Listen To Giggs And Scholes

Ashley Young has reiterated the point about the importance of experience, claiming that the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes command respect in the dressing room. “The younger players have taken over this season, with their music and general loudness,” he said. “But if someone like Ryan Giggs or Paul Scholes starts talking we [...]

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Fergie: City Must Be Desperate To Play Tevez

Earlier this week, Manchester City ambassador, Patrick Vieira, claimed that Manchester United showed “weakness” in bringing 37-year-old Paul Scholes out of retirement. In just the few months he’s been playing, Scholes has already scored more than he did all of last season and has been an important player in every game he has featured. Sir [...]

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