“Performance wise it’s not been a season I’ll remember for that, I know now in my head that I’ve gone as far as I possibly can physically. “The last four months have been quite difficult with injury, with my knee, trying to get back fit again. I’ve managed to try and get fit for the last couple of games but this will be the end…. Again!”
With that, Scholes will attempt to drift off into the night. Asked if he’ll be out celebrating on Sunday night, he said: “I’ll probably just go home. We’ve got a busy week next week. The parade, we’ve got the awards dinner so a nice quiet one I would have thought.”
There are plenty fans and admirers that will ensure Scholes’ talent, exploits and service to United won’t be forgotten.
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