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"Everything can be done here that is needed to support a football team." 

Paul Scholes was talking to Inside Carrington, which airs on MUTV from 18.30 GMT on Tuesday.

13/12/2011 15:11, Report by Adam Marshall
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Scholes hails Carrington

Paul Scholes has paid tribute to the facilities at Carrington - even though he misses The Cliff.

The United coach speaks at length about the inner workings of the training complex during an exclusive MUTV programme - Inside Carrington - which is screened on Tuesday evening.

Scholes also reveals one of the biggest changes in the past 10-15 years has been the way in which injured players quickly begin their rehabilitation.

"Carrington is a big improvement," said Scholes. "Don't get me wrong. I absolutely loved The Cliff. It's full of history and I lived about 15 minutes away.

"It had great pitches and I used to love playing there for the 'A' team on Saturday mornings. You'd get quite a few fans in watching it and I absolutely loved the place but you have to move with the times. We came to this place and I think everybody liked it from the word go. Everything can be done here that is needed to support a football team.

"Having the Academy here is great and it's all geared towards a family feel and I'm sure that's the way the manager wants it."

Players are able to maintain their fitness when injured, even after operations, due to the high-tech facilities at Carrington.

"A big change is, when you were injured 10-15 years ago, you had treatment and sat around," he added. "Now you're on bikes and using all the different equipment in the gym.

"It's hard work but for a reason. Once you get back, you need to get going again and your fitness levels definitely need to be up there. There's

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