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Scholes: Manchester Means Everything To Me

The official site is running a Made Of Manchester theme at the moment, which ties in with the gingham kits the players are wearing this season.

Paul Scholes has been interviewed about his thoughts on Mancunians and Manchester.

“You want your own type of people in there,” said Scholes. “I know people from Manchester are tough people and they have the quality with it too. If they didn’t have quality, they wouldn’t be here. It’s great to have local lads here, the more the merrier. I think people from Manchester are generally mentally strong, there’s not a lot that effects them.”

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he has never received an offer from another club for Scholes and claimed this was because they knew he would never want to leave United. Scholes reckons it’s not just his love for the club but his love for the city that has kept him around.

“I love the area, I love everything about it,” he said. “What more could anybody need in Manchester? I don’t know. You’ve got the best club, a great city to go to, a great place to live. There’s just never been any need [to leave]. Manchester means everything to me. I absolutely love it. I get to play for the best club in the world and it’s on my doorstep. What more could you ask for?”


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  1. ji sung says:

    Oh manchester…oh manchester is wonderful…its full of tits, fanny and UNITED, oh Manchester is WONDERFUL!

  2. Marq says:

    The grass always seem to be greener sonewhere else for some players. But how many actually achieved more except for a bigger wallet?

  3. fwench says:

    the only man i have ever loved!

  4. wayne says:

    Better suntan

  5. utd_fc says:

    They just don’t make em like Scholesy anymore

  6. slim says:

    Manchester . The place to be.
    Old Trafford, the place where dreams come true.
    Paul Scholes. Legend

  7. ididnotzeeit says:

    And you sir, Mr. Scholes, mean everything to Manchester!

  8. denton davey says:

    I beg to differ, I’d much prefer living in Barcelona or Rome. But, then, I can’t play footie to save my life.

  9. Daniel says:

    you need to know when its time to let go Scholesy.

  10. Corea says:

    Scott the Red: “RoM means everything to me”

    @denton davey – it comes with life experience i guess :-P

  11. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Classy interview with Scholesy. As Scott says, the club have a special site called Made of Manchester and it is well worth a look. Lots of special little bits and bobs.

  12. FletchTHEMAN says:

    PS. Get in Wayne Rooney. United lads save England again. Well maybe just. Whole side looked a bit out of it after delay of 24 hours. Poland really did look a bit more composed on the ball, but then there were few quality chances either way.

    Glad we get the lads back in one piece. Bring on Stoke. 7 game in 21 days will be handful.

  13. wayne says:

    Lads on talksport saying England were total shit,fuck me its the same after every game and has been for years boring negative shit

  14. Costas says:


  15. Deano says:

    Personally think Manchester is a bit of a shit hole certain parts are ok but in general a shithole you can’t go on a night out without being harassed by several smack rats or people of the sorts .

  16. DohaRed says:

    Actually I din’t think England were that bad – good first half anyway.

    It’s the first time I’ve watched them for a few years now – got fed up with being let down every time. But with Carrick, Cleverley, Rooney and Welbeck I got interested again, just to see our lads play. Its great for Cleverley and Welbecks development. Both have looked class lately.

    Having said that I can’t wait for the PL again, and a whupping for Stoke.

  17. DohaRed says:

    Deano – shit people in every city. Manchester is better than most.

  18. wayne says:

    Didn’t see the game Rooney getting tons of stick on the radio these Kick off lads saying its Rooney’s worst ever England performance

  19. DohaRed says:

    Wankers always blame Rooney – he played no worse than anyone else – plus he scored for fucksake

  20. wayne says:

    Don’t get why Its players even bother,Tom and Danny getting abuse from Gilmore already,Rio being treated like a piece of whit,Carsick getting overlooked for years after every game Rooney being judged about being world class
    England have had inferior coaches and tactics for years and Hodges just turned them into teams like Greece complete negative football
    Whole set up just a pile whit

  21. wayne says:

    Jesus auto spelling Utd, Collymore,shit,Carrick,hodgson,shit

  22. wayne says:

    Scholes getting played out of position,the England team should have been built around him instead he quit it was such a fucking joke

  23. Proverb says:

    Paul scholes the ginger prince, there’s no one men that their attitude comes close to yours, you’re a very respectable man a very humble manc so glad you’re at united, keep leading by example you’re everything about the club.
    But please stop fucking/kicking/injuring the lads in training ;) , the amount of lads sideline due to injuries is appalling and its all because of you. I don’t buy it when you come up with an innocent man’s face after you strike one :D

  24. Adam says:

    Stoke will be a hard hard game fellas..

  25. Proverb says:

    I didn’t watch the fucking match but heard tom clevz was played out wide and their top goal scorer (wayne) was subbed at 70mnts which imo think its a shocking decision by uncle loy.
    And heard that “the best” goalkeeper in the world made a hauler, de gea would of gotten slaughtered by the ABU’s if it was him

  26. Adam says:

    What I hope for most this year is that we go ALL out against city H and A. Still can’t shake that away game ..i recall during a throw in a city plaer just laughing and talking to the 3rd official like the game was a joke ffs..

  27. Adam says: was a good header..both goals were similar..and lots of other chances wasted by both sides..

  28. Proverb says:

    Thanks adam, will try and watch the highlights

    But don’t you think tom being played out of position might have affected the flow of the game, he always plays his best football when played in central or attacking mid and when he does he tends to bring the best out of everyone

  29. Adam says:

    Yeah, for sure..he wasn’t taken full advantage of there. Hope he’s taken full adnavtage of Saturday! And other youg blood..

  30. Proverb says:

    Like they did with scholes
    I totally agree with wayne’s last post
    Their approach on games tactical wise its a joke, no wonder england haven’t won anything in decades
    I’m glad this internationals have finally stopped, I’ll now pay my full attention to the lads in club football. Fuck ingerland!!!
    Cheers adam

  31. SHINJI THE NINJA says:

    Best United player EVER.

  32. Proverb says:


    Scholes– Scholes— Scholes—- Scholes

    Scholes –Scholes— Scholes—- Scholes

    Scholes——- Scholes

  33. roasty_mufc says:


  34. WeAreUnited says:



    that lineup looks very good

  35. Adam says:

    some REAL fucking hunger and full commitment to win there…

  36. Adam says:

    watching the youtube 99 united treble just gives you goosebumps..

  37. WeAreUnited says:


    yea, alot of goosebumps, I have the 98/99 full season in my collection. All the games. Amazing, simply amazing. Always enjoy wathing that season :)

    “season after season, year after year…. ”

    We are ManUtd, and we do what we want!!!

  38. denton davey says:

    Shinja TheNinja @ 21:48: “Best United player EVER.”

    Short memory or little history ?

    He’s in the top ten I’ve seen – never saw Duncan Edwards – ranked after SirBobbyCharlton, Denis Law, Georgie Best, and probably Keane-o and Robson. AND I’m not sure that he’s actually been a more significant player for UTD in the EPL era than SirRyanGiggs whose play has sometimes been incredible (but sometimes less than that). That’s not damning him with faint praise – there’s some pretty fucking awesome talents in that group.

  39. WeAreUnited says:

    @denton davey

    Even though we know shinji the ninjas backround in some manner. and I understand your thinking, but I still don’t get your post.

    I understand that in our history we have and had alot of great players, and don’t get me wrong, but if someone says that he thinks scholes is the best player for us, then why go after him?

    He is amongst the players that will remain there forever, you know it, I know, hell even Guardiola knows it. We have had so many worldclass players around, that it’s hard to even pick a top 25.
    Like you said, Scholes is definetily amongst those guys you mentioned.

    So, No hard feelings mate, just that, I thought your comment was a bit, well just look at it -> “Short memory or little history ?

    Anyway for me, Scholesy is and was better than Keano! for the rest, unfortunately. well I have seen documents and I know the history, but never saw them playing.

  40. calebkzh says:

    They don’t make players like they used to…Look at the likes of Ravel and Pogba, poor attitudes and greed (plus the influence of greedy agents).

  41. ididnotzeeit says:

    @ Proverb

    Love the line up, but, to be fair, Paul Scholes X 2 @ full back = down to 9 men by half time!!

    We’d still find a way to win though ;)

  42. Proverb says:

    Who’s the fucker now that hacked shitty website lol :P
    Rumours are circulating the net that the Man City official website was hacked by a Man Utd Fan. Whenever anyone visited the Man City webstore, they were directed to the Man Utd shop

  43. Jrdonl says:

    I dono y carrick doesnt learn to pass…he trains alongside passmaster Scholesy..

  44. Redbilly says:

    Proverb- yes a coue of days ago I read that when you linked in the shop a united shirt was on view. Fair play, the bitters showing a touch of class at last :-) . Re scholes. If he didnt have the talent, he would sti have been happy working and living local. Manchester has both good and bad aspects like anywhere else. He a grounded northern lad. Love the fact no one ever put in a bid, no point , he would not leave. Any club who has such a talented and loyal player are fortunate .

  45. benjamin.mpc7 says:

    Please may I ask one question. Are you playing football or only live without football. Ha ha….. Just a joke. So I also want to live in Manchester and want to play at there because of you, Paul Scholes!

  46. SHINJI THE NINJA says:


    I think I have a stronger case to say Scholes was the best United player EVER.
    Watch Paul Scholes top 10 goals and then compare with Charlton`s.
    Zidane played against Scholes and Keane – He singled out Scholes as THE BEST EVER
    Keano – real hard player with a BIG personality but NOT as majestic or important as Scholes.
    Robson – more in the Keano mould and Scholes could do what he did but he cant do what Scholes did.
    George Best – squandered his talent and underachieved – Scholes won more and did it for longer. Scholes was unquestionably more professional than Best ever was.
    Giggsy – brought some degree of shame to the club off the pitch – never from Scholesy EVER and Scholes is a technically better player and that is why he is still useful to us in an important game whereas I feel Giggsy is no longer worth playing.
    All these players were great and club legends but I will stand by what I said.
    Paul Scholes is the best United player EVER.

  47. FootBallCrAGs says:

    that scholes lad is a talent definitely one to watch for the future, just needs a couple more seasons under his belt I wreckon


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