Date: 28th July 2010 at 11:19am
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Paul Scholes played much more for Man United last season than many people would have expected, although he accepts he will play more of a bit part role this season.

At 35 Scholes knows that he’s unable to play two or three games per week anymore, and he accepts this: ‘I know that playing two or three times a week it is not going to happen anymore. So you just have to be ready when needed.

‘It is accepted, definitely, given there are that many games and at our age we have to be ready when the manager needs us.’

Scholes, who made 24 league starts last season, was fortunate with injuries and hopes to have the same luck this time round so he will be available to Sir Alex Ferguson as and when needed: ‘You train every day and I did not miss a day’s training last season, which was good. I managed to avoid injury.

‘When you are at a club like this you have to be capable of doing that, especially like last season when we had that many injuries.’

I would still expect, even if his outings are slimmed down a bit during 2010/11, Scholes to play a big part in Man United’s season.

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