He might have retired a few years ago but Paul Scholes has been showing fans this afternoon that he still possesses the pin-point accuracy that was a hallmark of his trophy-laden playing days.
The Manchester United legend is back at Old Trafford this afternoon to play a part in former team-mate Michael Carrick’s testimonial match against an All Star team, and Scholesy looked like he was still good enough to be playing in the Premier League.
Paul Scholes will never, ever, lose it. pic.twitter.com/2fBEfLdmX9
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) June 4, 2017
Starting alongside Darren Fletcher in the centre of midfield for the United side, Scholes had fans watching at home drooling with his long, looping passes that still seem to land exactly where he wants them to.
Without question, the 42-year-old was the name on everybody’s lips throughout his impressive first-half performance:
Scholes is fucking sick
— mikaeel (@MikaeelMikz) June 4, 2017
Paul Scholes is still a madness
— Jordan Bagley (@JordanBagley) June 4, 2017
sign scholes again we need him
— fai◇ (@PRCPFAI) June 4, 2017
@ManUtd offer Scholes a contract, lads.
— Joel MH (@joelisginger) June 4, 2017
Scholes pulling the strings ???
— Lee (@Lee20495) June 4, 2017
Give us another season scholes?
— Ryan Ward (@RyannWard) June 4, 2017
Scholes is still better than Rooney
— 瞹 (@breandvn) June 4, 2017
Scholes could still play for us
— Mkhi (@TakinTheMkhi) June 4, 2017
Mourinho sign up scholes ?????
— Waleed Azim Mughal (@Wamughal) June 4, 2017
Sign Scholes back again @ManUtd
— Bryan (@UtdBryan_) June 4, 2017
— Kunal Reds (@DukhiEngineer) June 4, 2017
Scholes could still play I'm sure of it
— Mark ???? (@Fuzzter) June 4, 2017
— Bradley Lengden (@BradLengden9) June 4, 2017
— Lyn Makura (@lyn_kuris) June 4, 2017
We think it’s probably unlikely that Jose Mourinho is about to re-sign Paul Scholes any time soon, but just imagine if he did.
The odds on United winning the Premier League next season would shorten dramatically.
What a legend!