Ahead of his testimonial in August, Paul Scholes has joked that he hopes Eric Cantona, who is returning with the New York Cosmos, steals the limelight on his big day. Scholes is known for being a painfully shy person and will welcome Cantona’s presence as it will take some of the attention away from him.

“The plan was for Eric to come back and overshadow me,” laughed Scholes. “Hopefully everyone will be concentrating on him and I can just mosey off somewhere and be out of the way. Seriously, the Cosmos are just getting back together again and it seemed a sensible thing to do. He was a big influence on a lot of the United lads’ careers. We grew up watching him and then trained with him. He led by example and it will be great to have him back.”

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