Danny Welbeck is a diver. His acting abilities earned Utd an penalty. So it was justice served when Chicharito Hernandez's soft spot kick was saved. Sir Alex Ferguson started Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes who was making his 700th appearance. The most intriguing change was 23 year old Alexander Buttner's appearance in place of Patrice Evra.
This has been a bad weekend for the men in charge of match proccedings. Today's edition of
bumbling officials featured Lee Mason and Ceri Richards conspiring to send QPR's Shaun Derry off
for a love tap on Ashley Young who fell on the pitch like he had been poleaxed.
There are legends and then there is Ryan Giggs who looks good for another 900 appearances for
Man Utd. Here is his extra time winner against Norwich City. His midfield counterpart Paul Scholes
opened the score as the two evergreens stamped their class over Norwich who are no pushovers
demonstrated by Grant Holt's late strike.
On August 5th the NY Cosmos led by Eric Cantona will play Paul Scholes's testimonial at Old
Cantona, the coach of the Paul Kelmsley owned Cosmos hopes nostalgia will help gain a foothold
in the MLS but featuring in the testimonial of a player the stature of Scholes in one of football's
most hallowed ground might translate into something more tangible.
The ginger haired maestro retires after spending 17 years as a Red Devil where he clocked 676
appearances and scored 150 goals. His career will continue as a coaching assistant He will join
Utd's coaching staff.
Throughout his years Scholes proved to be an excellent goalscorer despite his shifting roles
within the squad.
Wayne Rooney and James Milner have all come out with statements saying that they would love to
have Paul Scholes back in the national side. It's not a tepid endorsement - the two genuinely
believe that Scholes could make the difference.
Zinedine Zidane has stated that he intensely regretted never having played alongside the 'most