Date: 5th December 2009 at 8:43pm
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Only yesterday did Scholes pend that he might retire at the end of the season, considering that he’s finding it more and more difficult to get into the team and he’s exactly happy with his contribution. And today he was back to his magnificent best once again.

‘His future is safe at Manchester United’ Mike Phelan confirmed after the game, adding that it was nice to see him scoring with his left foot which is something of a rarity for Scholes. But it wasn’t just the goal: he was flawless. Excellent passing combined with good defensive work, his positioning was perfect throughout the afternoon – it was his best display of the season.

Retirement? When he’s still capable of playing like that?