Paul Scholes

Where is Paul Scholes now?

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes first retired from playing after his side won the league in the 2010-2011 season.

Arguably one of the greatest midfielders to ever play for Manchester United, Scholes won virtually every team competition with the club including 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two UEFA Champions League trophies.

Often criticised for his tough tackling (he received four red cards in the Premier League), his workrate, passing and skills on the pitch have many labelling him the best English player to have played in the Premier League.

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Scholes often admitted that he may have retired too soon therefore it was no surprise when he announced in January 2012 that he would be re-signing for Manchester United for the remainder of the season.

He was a revelation upon his return and played so well that he committed himself to a further year playing but retired again at the end of the 2012-13 season at the same time as Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

Schole was immediately offered a coaching role by new manager David Moyes but turned it down as he wanted to take time out from football to spend with his family.

In April 2014 Scholes was back in football assisting caretaker manager Ryan Giggs when he took over first team duties after the dismissal of David Moyes.

He is now currently employed as an outspoken pundit and game analyst across the football broadcasting networks.

He also writes a football column for The Independent newspaper.

In June 2016, Paul Scholes made a brief return to football to play for Bengaluru Royals in the inaugural 10 day Indian Premier Futsal league as one of their marquee players and he also returned for the 2017 tournament.

Along with his ‘Class of 92’ team-mates, Scholes will be opening a university in 2019 called UA92 which is backed by Lancaster University and Trafford council.

Th institution will aim to attract students who otherwise might not go on to higher education and plans to offer “broader courses than traditional degrees, designed to enhance life skills as well as employability”.

In October 2017, Scholes was interviewed for the vacant manager’s job at Oldham Athletic but was unsuccessful with the role going to caretaker manager Richie Wellens.

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Paul Scholes: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances499
Goals107
Yellow Cards97
Red Cards4
Premier League Teams Played forManchester United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com