Paul Scholes is on two goals in three games at the moment, with his goal against Fulham last night going down as one of his better finishes. He caught the ball perfectly and fired the ball in Mark Schwarzer’s direction. The keeper could only block it though, unable to stop it crossing the line, given the pace it came to him.

Granted, it wasn’t up there with his goal against Bradford or Barcelona, but there’s no denying he hit it sweetly. In a typically modest fashion, Scholes has played down his finish, instead praising the ball that came in to him from Michael Carrick.

“I don’t think it was one of my better ones,” said Scholes.“It was a great ball from Michael to find me and I caught it quite well. The keeper will probably be a little disappointed he didn’t save it but I was happy it spun into the net. Over the years I have always contributed goals but in the last couple of seasons that hasn’t been the case as I have been playing slightly deeper. Hopefully that’s the start of a few more to come.”