Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has announced his retirement. It was not unexpected as Scholes’ ability to keep pace and influence a match had significantly waned in the last two seasons. His tackles instead a beat late were now two beats late. His passing was still sublime but he could be harried off the ball much easier.
But, he will live on because all late tackles will forever be known as Scholes.
The former England international will assume a coaching role at the only club he has known. He will also be granted a testimonial in August.