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Paul Scholes denies he was a nasty player

Paul Scholes has rejected the theory there was any malice behind his infamous tackling technique.

James Lawton: Farewell glorious Scholes. But isn't it time for Giggs to bow out as well?

With one stalwart retiring and another an irrelevance against Barcelona, Old Trafford's midfield needs a new driving force

Paul Scholes: A career in pictures

Paul Scholes has announced his retirement from football, bringing an end to the career of the "greatest player of his generation".

Reaction to Paul Scholes retirement

Wayne Rooney has lauded Paul Scholes as the best player he has ever played with.

Paul Scholes factfile

Manchester United's Paul Scholes announced his retirement from football today. We take a closer look at the midfielder.

Paul Scholes announces Manchester United retirement

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect, the club have said.

The Last Word: Club is essential but country is expendable

International rescue is needed as England players continue to walk away

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Britten calls tune for all of Europe

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Third assault charge against emerging United star Morrison is dropped

The Manchester United prodigy Ravel Morrison will undergo domestic violence counselling after his third assault charge in as many years was dropped when his girlfriend refused to testify.

David Beckham expects 'emotional' return to Old Trafford

David Beckham has admitted the chance to pull on the famous red shirt and play for Manchester United at Old Trafford again will give him goose bumps.

Alex Ferguson targets 'three signings' for Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he intends to make three new signings this summer.

Beckham to play in Neville's testimonial

David Beckham will be given permission to skip Los Angeles Galaxy's home league game against Houston Dynamo on Wednesday in order to play in his friend Gary Neville's testimonial against Juventus the day before.

Gary Neville urges Paul Scholes to continue playing

Gary Neville has urged old mate Paul Scholes not to quit at the end of this season.

Beating Barcelona would end Manchester United debate says Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson believes a Champions League final win over Barcelona at Wembley would end any debate about the merits of his current Manchester United side.

Anderson: 'I have the qualities to be player of the year next season'

Anderson has been at Manchester United for four years but, the determined Brazilian informs Sam Wallace, his best is still to come
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