Paul Scholes Calls It A Day
Manchester United´s unselfish midfield workhorse Paul Scholes has decided to finish his long and illustrious professional soccer career with immediate effect. After a footballing career spanning almost two decades and 150 goals in 676 first class appearances for Manchester United, Scholes has declined a one-year contract extension from the club and the former England midfielder will now take up a coaching role at Old Trafford next campaign.
Belonging to the rare breed of loyal football players, Paul Scholes has been a key player at Manchester United for nearly 20 years and his influence on the Old Trafford club cannot be overestimated. Salford born Paul Scholes signed professional forms with Manchester United in the summer of 1993 and went on to make his first league appearance for The Reds in a 3–2 defeat against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in September 1994. After making his international debut for England as a substitute in a friendly tie against South Africa at Old Trafford in May 1997, the popular performer proceeded to amass a total of 66 full caps for his country between 1997 and 2004. A forward thinking playmaker known for his powerful shots, he managed to notch up a highly impressive 14 goals as well.