56 Facts About Paul Scholes

1. Paul Scholes believes Solskjaer can lead United to the top four, but any incoming permanent manager must aim for more than Champions League qualification alone.

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2. Paul Scholes added Phelan is the perfect character to unify the dressing room at United and said the club now have the right coaching team in place.

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3. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says the return of Mike Phelan to Old Trafford has aided the Red Devils during their dramatic return to form.

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4. Paul Scholes made his Premier League debut for Manchester United against Ipswich Town at Portman Road stadium on September 24, 1994.

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5. Paul Scholes was represented by Harry Swales during his playing career.

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6. Paul Scholes bought boots from a local store for Manchester United comeback.

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7. Paul Scholes was once out of the team because of blurred vision.

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8. Paul Scholes married his teenage childhood sweetheart, Claire in Wrexham in February 1999.

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9. Paul Scholes was born at Hope Hospital in Pendleton, Greater Manchester, on the 16th November 1974.

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10. Paul Scholes married his childhood sweetheart, Claire, in Wrexham in February 1999.

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11. Paul Scholes announced his retirement on 31 May 2011, with immediate effect, and joined the coaching staff at Old Trafford.

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12. Paul Scholes played in the 2005 FA Cup Final, but saw his penalty saved by Jens Lehmann as they lost to Arsenal in a penalty shootout.

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13. Paul Scholes picked up a yellow card which ruled him out of the final victory over Bayern Munich through suspension.

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14. Paul Scholes came on as a substitute in the second leg of the semi final against Juventus as Sir Alex Ferguson opted for Nicky Butt in the starting line up.

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15. Paul Scholes scored an away goal against Inter Milan in the Champions League quarter-final.

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16. Paul Scholes came close to scoring twice late in the game, only to be foiled by Neville Southall both times.

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17. Paul Scholes went on to make 718 appearances for United, the third-highest number of appearances by any player for the club.

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18. Paul Scholes came through the Manchester United youth academy as one of Fergie's Fledglings.

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19. Paul Scholes is currently co-owner of Salford City and a television pundit for BT Sport.

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20. Paul Scholes questions whether Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku will ever be a title-winner.

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21. Paul Scholes is undoubtedly one of the greatest midfielders of his generation.

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22. Paul Scholes reveals Premier League club he wants to copy—and it's not Man Utd.

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23. Gary Neville has confessed he thought Paul Scholes would never make it as a professional footballer.

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24. Paul Scholes says Manchester City can go through the season unbeaten.

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25. Paul Scholes has tipped Manchester City to go the entire Premier League season unbeaten.

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26. Gary Neville never thought Paul Scholes would make it to the top of English football when they started off together in the Manchester United youth team.

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27. Gary Neville recalls how Paul Scholes 'transformed' as a footballer in 1993.

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28. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Ander Herrera holds they key to Paul Pogba hitting top form at Old Trafford.

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29. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes hit out at Jose Mourinho over his celebrations after the win over Juventus.

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30. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says that Jose Mourinho lacked 'a bit of class' when celebrating the club's Champions League victory over Juventus.

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31. Paul Scholes hits out at Mourinho for lacking 'class' in Juve win.

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32. Paul Scholes has criticised Jose Mourinho for being classless after Manchester United's remarkable late comeback victory against Juventus on Wednesday in Turin.

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33. Paul Scholes has criticised Jose Mourinho's provocative celebrations after Manchester United defeated Juventus in a stunning Champions League comeback on Wednesday night.

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34. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes slammed by fans after he criticises Jose Mourinho for 'classless' celebrations against Juventus.

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35. On 11 May 2013, Paul Scholes announced that he would make his second and final retirement from football at the end of the season.

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36. Paul Scholes made 718 appearances for United, the third-highest number of appearances by any player for the club.

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37. Paul Scholes has made a very frank analysis of Manchester United's defence, saying that they look like nervous wrecks.

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38. Paul Scholes will always give his honest opinion and as a "frustrated Man United fan", he's got lots to say about Mourinho.

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39. Paul Scholes will always give his honest opinion and as a "frustrated Man United fan", he's got lots to say about Mourinho, Pogba and his club.

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40. Paul Scholes identified Ander Herrera as the key behind Manchester United's win against Bournemouth on Sunday.

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41. Paul Scholes names the Manchester United player who made the difference vs Bournemouth.

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42. Paul Scholes has slammed the Man United defence and Chris Smalling specifically after a horrible display against Bournemouth.

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43. Paul Scholes has endorsed sportswear company Nike and appeared in Nike commercials.

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44. Paul Scholes has been praised for his passionate and no nonsense style of punditry.

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45. In July 2014, Paul Scholes became a pundit after signing a four-year deal with BT Sport.

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46. Paul Scholes is asthmatic, and suffered from Osgood–Schlatter disease.

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47. Paul Scholes has been criticised for his disciplinary record, amassing the fifth-most yellow cards in Premier League history with 97, and receiving four red cards.

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48. In an interview with FourFourTwo, Paul Scholes admitted to not being blessed with notable pace or dribbling skills, and attributed his calmness and ability to retain possession under pressure to having a sharp brain, excellent awareness, and good link-up play.

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49. Paul Scholes announced his retirement from international football in August 2004, citing his family life and his club career with Manchester United as being more important.

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50. With the turn of the century, Paul Scholes became a prominent player in England's midfield, becoming a first-choice selection for the 2002 World Cup.

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51. On 27 March 1999, Paul Scholes managed a hat-trick for England in a game against Poland.

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52. Paul Scholes made his 499th and final league appearance on 19 May 2013 against West Bromwich Albion as a substitute.

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53. On 30 May, Paul Scholes signed a one-year extension with Manchester United, keeping him at the club until summer 2013.

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54. Paul Scholes was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in September 2008.

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55. Paul Scholes suffered knee ligament damage during a training session the night before United's Champions League Group F match with Dynamo Kyiv on 23 October 2007, and was out of action until the end of January 2008.

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56. Paul Scholes is an English former footballer who played his entire professional career for Manchester United.

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