Paul Scholes is a former England international football player who currently features for the English and European giants Manchester United. He plays as a midfielder and is rated as one of the greatest players of all time.
Scholes developed his footballing talent at United’s youth academy and turned professional on July 23, 1993. However, he could make the breakthrough into the first team only in the 1994-95 season in which he made 17 league appearances and scored five goals.
Scholes got more first-team opportunities in the 1995-96 season and helped United win the Premier League and the FA Cup that season. That saw him become an important player in Sir Alex Ferguson’s side and he proved crucial in the Red Devil’s treble-winning campaign of 1998-99 in which they won the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup.
Scholes continued to establish himself as a key player in United’s midfield over the years and earned praises from all the football community for his vision, creativity and style of football. He would go on to win the Premier League title in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011, the Champions League in 2008 and the FA Cup in 2004.
Scholes made his international debut for England against South Africa in 1997 in a 2-1 win in a friendly international at Old Trafford. He played for the Three Lions at the 1998 World Cup finals, Euro 2000, the 2002 World Cup finals and Euro 2012 finals. In August 2004 Scholes announced his retirement from international football to concentrate more on his club career and family.