Paul Scholes got sent off in yesterday’s defeat to Zenit St Petersburg for a second bookable offence. Just before the whistle sounded to signal the end of the first half, Scholes got booked for one of his typical late challenges, no bother.
However, with time running out, Scholes angled the ball perfectly in to the back of the net. Unfortunately, he used his hand intentionally to do so. What do you think?
Scholes is now set to miss the first game of our European campaign, where United fans will have to hope the likes of Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves, who now both are injured, will be able to feature.
“The sending off was unfortunate, it was an instinctive thing,” said Ferguson. “But he had already been booked which meant he had to go. I understand he now misses our first game in Europe which is even more unfortunate.”
Personally, I don’t think it comes as instinct for footballers to put the ball in the back of their net with their hand, I’m not going to come down too harshly on Scholesy.
“Can Manchester United score? They always score,” are words Clive Tyldesley is famed for. Then there’s “Solskjaaaaaaaaer! And Manchester United have reached the promised land!”
He is seen by many as a Manchester United supporter, yet he laid in to Paul last night. He even went as far as suggesting Scholes’ action was worse than Diego Maradona’s handball against England in the 1986 World Cup.
So, what do you make of Scholes’ handball?