Manchester United’s Paul Scholes unsure on summer retirement

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has hinted that he doesn’t know whether or not he will carry on playing beyond the end of the season.

Now 36, Scholes made his comeback from an eight week injury lay-off in last night’s 3-2 win over Blackpool, and it was a fantastic pass from the playmaker that created United’s winning goal for Dimitar Berbatov.

However, whilst Ryan Giggs, 37, has said that he will continue at Old Trafford for another season, former England international Scholes is unsure whether he will continue, and just wants to concentrate on the present.

Paul Scholes

“I don’t know what I’m doing next year,” he told MUTV.

“I just want to concentrate on getting back playing for now.

“I like to have a week or two off at Christmas. This one just stretched out a bit longer, which has not been ideal.

“Hopefully in the next few weeks I can regain some fitness.”

Scholes played the full 90 minutes at Bloomfield Road, and if he does retire in the summer, then one man who will be sad to see the player go is the Blackpool boss Ian Holloway.

“Paul Scholes is one of my favourite passers of the ball ever,” said Holloway.

“When he passes the ball it stays passed. The ball goes exactly where he wants it to. I have always loved him for that.

“I played against him once or twice and he is an absolute genius.

“He is a role model for anyone who wants to play football. He is a joy to watch.

“In fact, I wish he was 21, then I could see his career all over again.”


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