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New role suits happy Scholes

27 Jan 2009 - 08:32:22

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is adamant that thoughts of retirement are far from his mind.

The 34-year-old former England international has made almost 600 appearances for United since making his debut almost 15 years ago but has no intention of hanging his boots up just yet.

Scholes has won eight Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Champions League trophies during his time at Old Trafford and scored his 140th goal for the club in Saturday's FA Cup victory against Tottenham.

He still has plans for the future though, saying: "My desire to win more trophies is still strong. Manchester United is a massive club that demands that you win things.

"If you are just happy to go along and not earn medals there is no point in you being here.

"We are almost at the end of January now and in a great position to be successful this season. Hopefully we can see it through.

"As you get older, you don't play as often which is the manager's way of looking after you and getting the best out of you.

"I don't go forward or score goals like I used to or would like to. We probably saw the end of those bursts into the penalty area about two years ago.

"It is just one of those things and something you have to accept.

"I know the end is not too far away for me but as long as I am here I will just try my best to help the team in whatever way I can."


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