Man Utd’s Sir Alex Ferguson heaps praise on retiring Paul Scholes

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson heaps praise on Paul Scholes after the midfielder confirmed his retirement

The Sport Review staff
By    
paul scholes
Sir Alex Ferguson's men take on Chelsea on Sunday Photo: TSR

Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on Manchester United’s “unbelievable” Paul Scholes after the midfielder confirmed he will retire at the end of the season.

The 38-year-old will call time on his Red Devils career for the second time after coming out of retirement in January 2012 amid an injury crisis at Old Trafford.

Scholes has won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cup crowns, two League Cups and the Champions League twice during a 20-year career at the Red Devils.

Ferguson said: “Paul is a truly unbelievable player. He has always been fully committed to this club and it has been a real privilege to work with him for so many years.

“Paul will play at Old Trafford on Sunday against Swansea and will collect an unbelievable but well-deserved 11th Premier League medal.”

Scholes, who has made 716 appearances for United, backed the 20-time English champions to continue their success under new boss David Moyes.

“Yes, I am finally hanging up my boots for good! Playing football is all I have ever wanted to do, and so to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United, under the greatest manager of all time, has been an honour,” Scholes added.

“The team has the right balance and will continue to thrive under the leadership of David Moyes.”

Get 5/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea to beat Hull. Hurry, offer ends soon. Click here to sign up for an account now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: Latest transfer news and gossip

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 17 photos of Man United midfielder’s beautiful wife Ana Ivanovic
The Sport Review
Seven players Man United could sign in the January transfer window
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Seven strikers Liverpool could sign in January transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Gary Neville reacts to Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking goal in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Jamie Carragher reacts to Wayne Rooney’s equaliser in Man United’s 1-1 draw at Stoke
The Sport Review
Steven Gerrard reacts to Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Swansea City