Unlike our other more experienced players, Paul Scholes has clearly struggled with not being in the team every week and it appeared as though he would be banging up his boots at the end of the season. Scholes has today revealed he doesn’t know what he is planning to do at the end of the season.
“People always say you should play as long as you can, but there comes a time when you can’t physically do it,” said Scholes. “I’m wary of that and I just want to make sure it [retirement] is done at the right time. I really don’t know what I am going to do at the end of the season. You might only play once every two weeks, or once every three weeks, especially with all these massive games. You just have to make sure that, when you are needed, you are ready. It is hard to make that adjustment. It is not nice.”
Whatever Scholes decides to do, he has made it clear that United will be the last club he plays for.
“Once it is done, it’s done for me,” he added. “There was always talk about playing for Oldham but I don’t think it is a possibility.”
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