Scholes undecided over future

26 January 2011 01:00

Paul Scholes admits he does not know whether he will carry on playing next year.

After Ryan Giggs revealed he plans to continue next season despite reaching his 37th birthday, it was suggested fellow old stager Scholes would continue as well.

But Scholes told MUTV: "I don't know what I'm doing next year. I just want to concentrate on getting back playing for now. I like to have a week or two off at Christmas. This one just stretched out a bit longer, which has not been ideal. Hopefully in the next few weeks I can regain some fitness."

Scholes certainly eased himself back into the action pretty well in the 3-2 win against Blackpool on Wednesday night.

Whilst Giggs' half-time introduction has been viewed as a turning point in the game which United were losing 2-0 at the interval, it was Scholes who supplied the crucial pass for Dimitar Berbatov's winning goal.

Despite the heartbreaking defeat, it was a moment that even Blackpool boss Ian Holloway appreciated.

"Paul Scholes is one of my favourite passers of the ball ever," said Holloway. "When he passes the ball it stays passed. The ball goes exactly where he wants it to. I have always loved him for that.

"I played against him once or twice and he is an absolute genius.

"He is a role model for anyone who wants to play football. He is a joy to watch.

"In fact, I wish he was 21, then I could see his career all over again."

Source: PA