"If you're good enough, you're old enough" These are the words of Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton. A man who is a supporter of the youth system at Manchester. A system that has produced world class talents such as Paul Scholes and George Best.
The system some believe, reached its peak when it produced some of the finest players of their generation in an exceptionally small space of time.
Ryan Giggs has described Juan Mata as a potential United legend, claiming that the 25-year-old Spanish has all it takes to establish himself at United and go down as one of the Old Trafford greats, fully justifying the club-record fee United splashed out to secure his services.
Eric Harrison, the former Manchester United Youth team coach, has called for Sir Alex Ferguson to step in to help David Moyes who, according to Harrison, has made life difficult for himself since arriving at Old Trafford.
Harrison, the man who coached David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Phil and Gary Neville and Nicky Butt when they were plying their trade in United's youth team, believes that the only thing that could help Moyes turn things around at Old Trafford is help from his illustrious predecessor.
Winter is a wonderful time, and Christmas is even more special. It is special because amongst all the utter, utter tedium of hanging out at home and eating the worst meat of all time, turkey, you get to watch an enormous amount of football. Christmas has so many games that it can destroy a season just watch Arsenal fall apart in the next few months and it poses a gruelling test.
Roy Keane has continued to make headlines recently by taking shots at his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson and the club he captained for years, Manchester United. Now Keane has revealed his all-time Manchester United XI from the Premier League era and it is more notable for its absences than who is on the team.
Forty two league games into Tom Cleverley's Manchester United career it is clear that the England midfielder is not the answer to David Moyes's midfield problems.
After an impressive loan spell at Wigan, Cleverley was thought of as a replacement for Paul Scholes. But after just two just two goals in 49 Premier League and Champions League appearances and ab averaged of only 0.
Paul Scholes has claimed that it's time Tom Cleverley "kicked on" his Manchester United career, given the 24-year-old has so far "done okay" since returning to Old Trafford after loan spells at Wigan and Watford.
Scholesy's statement echoes the thought of the large majority of Reds, who have grown frustrated at Cleverley's inability to control game and failure to build on the promising signs he had shown when first arriving on the scene a couple of years ago, after graduating from the youth ranks.
Chaddy Park Legends new boy Paul Scholes looks like he could be one to watch. As if they are rationing out Scholes magic now that it's not so readily available, Chadderton Park FC have followed up yesterday's long-range lob by releasing footage of him scoring directly from a corner in the same game against Chaddy [.
Recently retired Manchester United legend Paul Scholes showed he has definitely still got it by scoring this long-range lob in a seven-a-side game. Scholes turns out for Chadderton Park Legends in their Thursday night league, and he lit up their recent game against Chaddy Park Vets with this stunning effort from distance.
There are few players that will ever achieve what Ryan Giggs has as a Manchester United player. The Welshman, who turns 40 this November, made his debut for United in 1990 and has never looked back. With 951 appearances and 168 goals to his name for the club, Giggs is a United icon and always will be.
The class of ‘92 will always be Ferguson's greatest achievement with the youth academy at Manchester United. They're a generation that will never be forgotten, a generation that replicated the club's glorious success of the 60s, broke records and transformed Manchester United into a global giant.
The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville) will debut in selected cinemas across the UK from Sunday 1st December and will be available on DVD from Monday 2nd December.
Paul Scholes has taken his first steps into management by taking coaching sessions at Stalybridge Celtic. With his son Aaron on the books at Stalybridge, the former Manchester United star has always done what he can to help the club out. And that has now extended to a temporary coaching role. The Conference North side [.
Michael Carrick was a very good player when he made his move to Manchester United, but few would have predicted his rise within the squad. At 32 years of age, the England international is at the peak of his powers when it comes to playing level and experience. The retirement of Paul Scholes has elevated him to an important place in the United squad and he repaid the faith with excellent performances last season.
Michael Carrick says he can't choose between former Manchester United team-mates Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo to pick the most gifted player he's ever played alongside. The England international also includes opponents Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta in the same bracket. He said: "Scholesy's a genius.
Manchester United youth coach Nicky Butt has hailed the return of his fellow teammate Paul Scholes as the now-retired midfielder joined Butt's coaching staff. Scholes was on the bench for Nicky Butt's coaching debut with United's under-19 squad in this week's UEFA Youth League win over German side Bayer Leverkusen, and Butt hailed the experience that Scholes can bring to United's young hopefuls.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has returned to the club in a coaching position. The midfielder retired for a second time at the conclusion of last season after previously coming out of retirement in January of 2012, but has now resumed his coaching duties for the Red Devils, albeit on a temporary basis.
"Being a Manchester United player is something that every player dreams of" @fellainiM. #WelcomeFellaini pic.twitter.com/ODIb2lsBjW Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 3, 2013 Five word review: The old pros cock it up In: Marouane Fellaini (Everton, £27.5m), Guillermo Varela (Penarol, £2.4m), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid, Loan, pending confirmation).
It's fair to say that life in the limelight never sat too comfortably with Paul Scholes. But here is proof that his manner when dealing with the media did improve over time. A young Scholes is shown undergoing media training early in his Manchester United days. His team-mates presumably including Gary Neville, who was [.
July 11th 2000: Inter president confirms £31m offer for Paul Scholes "Yes it is true. The story is correct. We are very much interested in signing Paul Scholes. Unfortunately for us, it appears Manchester United are not prepared to release Scholes at the moment. It is going to be very hard for us to get him.
Manchester United ready to break bank for Fabregas but can they really land him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Premier League Champions Manchester United are preparing a third and final bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, as manager David Moyes looks to add a creative spark in his midfield department ahead of the new season.
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is in talks with current Red Devils manager David Moyes to join the gaffer's backroom staff one day, according to Sky Sports. The central midfielder played his entire career with United and is interested in joining the squad on a full-time basis as part of Moyes' staff,however Scholes wants a break from football altogether before he joins up with the United staff.
When talking about Manchester United's future, there are two possible scenarios: with Wayne Rooney, and without Wayne Rooney. Any talk of what David Moyes should do in the transfer market ought to be based on either one of those scenarios.
If Rooney stays
In this scenario, Moyes already has a squad more than capable of defending their Premier League title.
UEFA report Olympiakos in danger The English side maintained their advantage at the top of Group F and lead second-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who defeated Maccabi Haifa 2-1 in the other match of the section, by six points.
United managed 2,762 goals under Sir Alex Ferguson, roughly two scored for every one conceded. Everyone will have their favourites of the Ferguson era. Sometimes it's about context Solskjaer's winnerin the 1999 Champions League Final and the Mark Hughes volley against Oldham that saved the double spring to mind.
Domestic success for English footballers in the Premier League won't be the only thing resting on the minds of players this season. In less than a year, English footballers up and down the country will be desperate to book their seat on the flight to Brazil World Cup 2014. Hopefuls know they will have to endure a successful domestic season, at least, to put them within contention of being selected.
United: Peter Schmeichel, Phil Neville, Gary Pallister, Ronny Johnsen, Denis Irwin, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane (c), Ryan Giggs, Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham. United substitutes: Raimond van der Gouw, Gary Neville, David Beckham, Jordi Cruyff, Karel Poborský, Ben Thornley and Brian McClair.
United: Peter Schmeichel, Phil Neville, Gary Pallister, David May, Denis Irwin, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Eric Cantona (c) United substitutes: Raimond van der Gouw, Gary Neville, Ronny Johnsen, Jordi Cruyff, Karel Poborský, Brian McClair and Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
This season a new competition has started for Under 19 teams of all the Champions League qualifiers. The teams are all in the same groups of 4 as the senior teams are and the top 2 go through to the next round.
United are at a bit of a disadvantage over some of their rivals as United don't usually have an U-19 team, instead having an U-18 team and an U-21.
When people talk about Sir Alex Ferguson's transfer record, which has seen the club bring in some fantastically talented players, the conversation will always turn to the flops. Eric Djemba-Djemba is always one of the first names to be mentioned.
Now 32-years-old and playing for Partizan Belgrade, Djemba-Djemba has given an interview with The Guardian reflecting on his time at United.
If Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography proves anything about his time in charge then it's that we were truly blessed. During his 27 years at Old Trafford, United played, for the most part, expansive, attacking football utilising some of the finest players ever to have graced these shores.
Ferguson has repeatedly stated how fortunate he feels to have had so many great footballers in his charge, and picking a best team of his managerial reign is no simple task.
United: Edwin van der Sar, John O'Shea, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidić (c), Fábio, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Park Ji-Sung, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen. United substitutes: Tomasz Kuszczak, Chris Smalling, Ryan Giggs, Nani, Darren Fletcher, Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernández.
I assure you, dearest and most loyal of readers, that the above image is not a fake. The name. The birth date. The location. The fixture. It's all true. Melvin Arana, known in these parts as "Junito", is officially unretired and....his first ever competitive game looms large.
What does that mean for our family, Junito and the soccerverse at large?
Former Liverpool and Manchester United heroes Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville now find themselves in the analyst's box discussing the Premier League week in and week out. On Monday evening, after Liverpool drew Swansea 2-2 at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, the pair began discussing Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, and Frank Lampard.