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Scholes scores goal from own half in five-a-side match

Retired Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has shown he still has it - by chipping the goalkeeper from his own half in a five-a-side match.

Scholes, who quit as a professional at the end of the last season, scored the stunner for Chaddy Park Legends in their Over 35s Vets League.

Scholes was on the red carpet last night for the premiere of the Class of '92 film.

Visit the ITV News National site for pictures from the event.

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Paul Scholes retires for second time

Paul Scholes Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has confirmed his retirement for a second time.

The former England midfielder initially quit in 2011 but was persuaded to return for Manchester United in January last year.

However, the 38-year-old, who is expected to make his first appearance since January in tomorrow's Barclays Premier League encounter with Swansea, feels it is time to bow out.

"Yes I am finally hanging up my boots for good," he said.

"Playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United, under the greatest manager of all time, has been an honour."

Given how much affection Scholes is held in by Sir Alex Ferguson, it is fitting both bow out at the same time.

Regarded by team-mates and opponents alike as one of the finest players of his generation, the 38 year old will be making his 498th Premier League appearance for United tomorrow, meaning he will fall just short of the magical 500.

In total, he has made 716 appearances for the Red Devils and scored the last of his 155 goals against FA Cup finalists Wigan last September.

Many will argue his decision to turn his back on England at the criminally early age of 29 robbed the Three Lions of the most talented player at their disposal.

Fabio Capello thought so, hence his decision to try to coax Scholes out of retirement ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

Scholes eventually opted against, although he latter admitted he regretted the decision.

"Paul is a truly unbelievable player," said Ferguson.

"He has always been fully committed to this club and it has been a real privilege to work with him for so many years.

Scholes set for United return

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Sir Alex Ferguson expects to have Paul Scholes back in his squad for the first time since January when Manchester United take on Chelsea on Sunday.

Scholes has been missing with a knee injury and is widely expected to announce his retirement at the end of the season, so Ferguson seems to be preparing him for a farewell appearance.

Danny Welbeck (knee) is out but skipper Nemanja Vidic has recovered from a calf strain.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Smalling, Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Buttner, Nani, Valencia, Powell, Carrick, Scholes, Anderson, Cleverley, Giggs, Kagawa, Van Persie, Rooney, Hernandez.

Scholes signs new one year deal with Manchester United

Paul Scholes has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension that keeps the former England midfielder at Manchester United until the end of the 2012/13 season, the club have confirmed.

Scholes, 37, came out of retirement in January and produced a number of impressive displays as United were just beaten to the Barclays Premier League title by neighbours Manchester City.

The new deal for Scholes was first announced by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and today's announcement confirms that formalities have now been competed.

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