Paul Scholes was United’s best player on the park on Saturday, despite being up against the five man midfield. All our play revolved around Scholesy with him spraying inch perfect balls to the right and left.

He has today acknowledged that he doesn’t score as often as he used to or would like to, but the manager has asked him to remain in a more central role rather than going forward.

“You still want to impress, but the coaches are always asking how you feel and whether you want to take a day off here or there,” said Scholes. “My goals have dried up a bit in recent years and I’d like to get back scoring a few. When I was younger, I used to get forward a lot more than I do now. I think the manager expects me to stay in the middle of the park nowadays and pass to the players who can go forward and score. I’d still like to get forward every now and then and chip in, but you just have to play however the manager wants you to play.”

Like many players who’ve played under Sir Alex Ferguson, Scholes is thinking about his future in coaching.

“I’m going to give coaching a go and see how it goes,” he added. “I’ll probably start looking at that in the next couple of weeks and see how I feel doing that.”