Widely recognized and hugely popular English midfielder Paul Scholes has decided to come out of retirement and rejoin the Red Devils, the club announced in a statement shortly ago. Scholes had hung up his boots at the end of last season after an illustrious career with United, but had to reverse his decision at a crucial point of the season thanks to the growing list of Man United players out injured.
And if Scholes coming out of retirement and being available for the Reds wasn’t pleasant enough for the champions, he has been thrown straight into the high-voltage Manchester Derby in the FA Cup 3rd round, which is about to kick off in a few minutes. He will initially, though, start from the bench.
Sir Alex Ferguson said: “It’s fantastic that Paul has made this decision. It’s always sad to see great players end their careers, but especially so when they do it early.
“But he has kept himself in great shape and I always felt that he had another season in him. It’s terrific to have him back.”
Paul Scholes added: “I’ve been pretty clear since I stopped playing that I miss it. I’m delighted the manager feels I can still make a contribution to the team and I’m looking forward to playing my part in trying to bring more success to this great club.”
Via Man United