Scarves outside the gates of The Hawthorns pay tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson (Image via Facebook)
On May 19, 2013, Manchester United and the world of football said goodbye to living legend, Sir Alex Ferguson. In what was the manager's 1500th match in charge of United, his charges delivered a send off that was worthy of the 71-year-0ld.
West Bromich Albion host Uniteds final game of the season and Sir Alex Fergusons 1500th and final game in charge of the club. 1,000′s of United fans will make the pilgrimage to The Hawthorns, ticketless or not! The atmosphere will be incredible. Paul Scholes will also make his final appearance in what's been a glittering [.
Alex Ferguson's farewell speech at Old Trafford by footballdaily1 Sir Alex Ferguson said goodbye to Old Trafford with an emotional speech following Manchester United's win against Swansea in his final home game in charge. Fergie's unscripted talk was sandwiched between the match and United's title celebrations.
Paul Scholes is not one to give out interviews willy-nilly, indeed we're struggling to recall if we've ever actually heard him speak before but good old Comrade Nev managed to bag a chat with the Ginger Ninja shortly after announcing his second retirement.
It was a Saturday morning game for the youth team at the old Cliff training ground. I was lucky. I was in a side that had Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Nicky Butt, who had scored a hat-trick, and at half-time we were 3-0 up against Chester.
We were all 16 or 17 so we must have felt pretty pleased with ourselves.
Paul Scholes has confirmed that he will be retiring at the end of this season after coming out of retirement last year. Scholes has played 40 games since returning from retirement but has spent most of this season injured, playing his last game in our FA Cup win over Fulham in January. Scholes is expected to get a run out against Swansea tomorrow so that he can say goodbye to the fans, although will remain at the club as part of the coaching staff.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has announced that he will retire from football at the end of this season.
"Paul is a truly unbelievable player," said Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. "He has always been fully committed to this club and it has been a real privilege to work with him for so many years.
After 27 years and an astonishing 38 trophies, Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he is to retire as Manchester United manager. In recent days, there had been more than a little speculation about when he would call it quits, but now that Sir Alex has made his decision there is a lot of talk [...]
United will be without Danny Welbeck for today's Premier League match against Chelsea as the striker has not recovered from a knee injury. Midfielder Paul Scholes is expected to return to the squad after a near four-month absence with a knee injury. United fans will no doubt be looking forward to seeing Chelsea perform a [.
Will Chelsea legend Lampard replace Scholes at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Frank Lampard has become part of the furniture at Stamford Bridge, amassing over 400 appearances for Chelsea since joining from West Ham back in 2001. Despite being only one goal away from equaling Bobby Tamlin's goalscoring record for the west London club, the England international's future with the Blues looks uncertain.
Manchester United clinched their record 20th Barclays Premier League crown on Monday evening courtesy of a thrilling first half hat-trick by none other than Robin van Persie. After another excellent performance from the Dutchman, it would be almost unfair to compliment the play of Ryan Giggs who controlled the midfield and service into the box that was spot-on against Aston Villa.
Michael Carrick has excelled in the centre of Manchester United's midfield this season, becoming a key figure in their title charge. He has been praised heavily across the country in recent weeks but that is definitely not how it has always been. He was somewhat of a ridiculed character in the past particularly after the Champions League final of 2009 where he was dominated by Barcelona's midfield with Carrick himself calling it the worst night of his career.
Manchester United are set to receive a timely boost for their run-in as Paul Scholes is set to make his return to first team football after the international break, when United face Sunderland away 48 hours before traveling south for the FA Cup quarter final replay against Chelsea. Scholesy has missed the last 10 games, [.
Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard: What their treatment say about their clubs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Following the announcement that the evergreen Ryan Giggs will be playing for Manchester United into his fortieth year, it appears increasingly strange that Frank Lampard – five years younger than the Welshman – seems almost certain to be making his last appearances for the London side.
Erik Lamela of AS Roma (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
Manchester United continue to search for the next youngsters to breed as their long term midfield replacements for veteran's Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. According to TalkSport on Mar. 1, 2013, it appears that they have found at least one they deem a worthy target for their summer transfer efforts.
Manchester United 2-3 Real Madrid (agg: 2-3), 19.04.00
The best goals are typically those that can be looked back on fondly; naturally, then, they have to be in a winning context. This one isn't that. It's an exception to the rule my rule that goals have to mean something.
Ronaldinho, who was named the best player in the world in 2004 and 2004, claims watching Eric Cantona is the first memory he has of English football, but that several other United players would have been good enough to play for any club they wanted.
"I remember seeing Eric Cantona play for Manchester United," he told The Daily Mail.
In other "footballer's cars" news, Paul Scholes had his car stolen on Monday morning after leaving it; doors open, keys in the ignition and engine running, to defrost on his driveway.
Scholes nipped back inside his home in Oldham, perhaps to fetch a couple of Hobnobs for the drive into work, while he left the ice melting on the windscreen of his Chevrolet Captiva estate which the papers are keen to let you know costs around £30,000 new.
Robin van Persie has been speaking about how he has settled in at Manchester United and couldn't sound much happier.
"I'm having a really good period," he told Sky Sports. "It's been since day one basically. Everyone's been helping. Everyone makes me feel at home and tries to do their best for me to play well and feel well, on and off the pitch.
He's still got it. Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes showed he's still mistiming tackles just as well as he was doing a decade ago during last night's FA Cup third round replay victory over West Ham. Classic Scholesy. Via 101GG
He might not be the flashiest midfielder in the Premier League, but he maybe the best. During the first half of the year, United's Michael Carrick might be the player of the first half of the season. During this season Carrick has taken on the Paul Scholes mantle. He has made United forget about their midfield issues.
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There was a time not so long ago when going to play Arsenal away was one of the most nerve-wracking games of the season. With the two clubs going head to head for the title every season, you knew that we would be facing one of the strongest sides in the league and you knew the result of the game could have an impact on who won the title.
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It's been a long time since we last won the FA Cup and every season the desire from the fans to win it seems stronger. We have played in two FA Cup finals since we last lifted the trophy in 2004 and were desperately unlucky in both.
Manchester United have only one more game left with the familiar figure of Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, which is against West Brom in the last fixture of the 2012-13 season. With the Premier League title already sewn up, the Red Devils could usually be tempted to take their foot off the gas, but in this case will want to end the legendary Scottish manager's 26-year tenure with three points.
The PFA Merit Award was given to Manchester United's class of '92 at Sunday night's PFA Awards.
Ryan Giggs, Eric Harrison, Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes, George Switzer, Kevin Pilkington, Phil Neville, Chris Casper, Nicky Butt, John O'Kane and Gary Neville were all present to receive the award.
I've been struggling to come up with a way to adequately memorialize Jamie Carragher's just-announced impending retirement.
Do I cite statistics? Maybe the fact he's made more Liverpool appearances than any player who's turned out for the club except Ian Callaghan, has made more European appearances than any other Liverpool player.
Liverpool and Manchester United are set to do battle over the signing of promising young German Matthias Ginter. Both Sir Alex Ferguson and Brendan Rodgers are keen on the 19-year-old and have sent scouts out to watch him, according to Tuttomercatoweb. Ginter is a talented and versatile young player and has played in a number of positions for his club Freiburg in the Bundesliga He initially went into the first team as a central defender but has since been deployed at full-back, centre midfield and even on the right.
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Today brings about one of the games you look for first when the fixtures are announced at the beginning of the season. Liverpool at home. Whilst the derby attracts more attention these days, since City's new found wealth, this is the game that matters most to the fans.
Oh, oh, oh it's Carrick, you know, hard to believe it's not Scholes...
Years after first being sung in small numbers, Michael Carrick's chant took off in the away end at Loftus Road on the weekend.
Whilst some fans have been criticial of the song, claiming that Carrick isn't fit to lace Scholes' boots, we should probably remember that Vidic isn't actually a murder, we don't often score six goals, and Rooney isn't as good as Pele.
A week after Paul Scholes had his car stolen from his driveway while he was letting it defrost, Birmingham City winger Peter Lovenkrands had his £30,000 diamond encrusted Hublot watch stolen as he parked his car outside his house. The West Midlands police are now appealing for help from the public and have released a picture of a similar watch (above) to help track it down.
Winter is a hellish time when even driving your car can be an experience worse than waterboarding. So like so many others this time of year, Paul Scholes started his car in his driveway on Monday morning and went back inside his house to keep warm while it defrosted. But according to the Manchester Evening News, when he went back outside to check on it, the car was gone as "frostjackers" had made easy work of swiping it.