Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is set to retire from football permanently at the end of the season, reports the Daily
The 38-year-old made his first appearance for the Red Devils in the 1994-5 season, and has played and scored in every season since.
The 62 time capped ex-England international has struggled to win a place in the United starting places this season, making only seven starts – a knee injury means that Scholes’ last appearance was in the FA Cup against Fulham at the end of January.
The report claims that United have offered a further one year deal, but the player has decided to call time on his career. Scholes is expected to move into a coaching position at Old Trafford should he decide to retire.
Scholes has been named in the PFA Team of the Year twice, in 2002-3 and 2006-7, and was named by Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez as the best midfielder of the last 20 years.
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