Man Utd midfielder Scholes to retire from football

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is set to retire from football permanently at the end of the season, reports the Daily Star.

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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