Old Trafford veteran calls time on his career but here our some of his best bits.
Manchester United icon Paul Scholes announced his retirement from professional football today bringing an end to one of the most prestigious careers.
He only donned the United shirt in an era where one-club men are a rare breed.
Scholes made 675 appearances for the Red Devils scoring 150 goals. He scored in all 17 Premier League seasons he played in, with his best goals return being 14 in 2002-03.
He scored 8% (102 of 1295) of Manchester United’s Premier League goals from September 1994 to May 2011.
The 36-year-old was an integral part of the team with United winning 2.2 points per game with him in the starting XI compared to 2.07 without him.
He won 10 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions League winners medals. Domestically he has won everything possible.
Praise has never been in short supply. Barcelona great Xavi once said, “Paul Scholes. A role model. For me… he’s the best central midfielder of the last 15, 20 years.”
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri tweeted, “Sad to hear Paul Scholes is retiring. Great player, world-class player. The english Zizou.”
Here is a video tribute to the great man.