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09 Mar 2010 09:48:42

Scholes' old pal's axe

PAUL Scholes hopes his old United buddy David Beckham gets a deserved Old Trafford ovation tomorrow night - and the Champions League boot. As well as a Reds return with AC Milan, Beckham has the May 22 final at his old club Real Madrid's Bernabeu HQ in his sights. But his former Class of '92 colleague Scholes is in no mood to roll over to help Beckham's dreams come true. "I am sure David will get a good reception. United fans still love him for what he did for this club," said Scholes. "He will get a fantastic ovation - then we want to put him out. That is the plan. "He is at AC Milan now. He wants his team to do well, just as we want ours to. We have to make sure that our team goes through. "He played well in the first game. If you give him time and room on the ball there is no doubt he will pick players out. From free-kicks as well, his delivery is as great as ever. He is a player who will need to be watched." United's 35-year-old midfielder scored his 100th Premier League goal on Saturday with his brilliantly-taken winner against Wolves. But he admits the vital equaliser in the Champions League last-16 first leg wasn't one of his classics. "The goal in Milan was probably the worst one I ever scores," he said. "But a goal is a goal. I meant to hit it with my right foot and the ball came off my left. "But I will take it because it was a goal we needed. We were just getting back into the game and we ended up getting the right result. "I am not sure if it was a turning point. After the first 20 minutes we could have been three or four down. We managed to sneak a lucky goal. From then on it always looked like we were going to win."


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