Manchester United midfielder Scholes 'totally convinced' he's making right decision to retire

Goal.com
Manchester United midfielder Scholes 'totally convinced' he's making right decision to retire
.

View photo

Manchester United midfielder Scholes 'totally convinced' he's making right decision to retire
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes insists he is "totally convinced" that it is the right time to retire after announcing his intention to quit professional football for the second time at the end of the season.

The former England international first announced his retirement in the summer of 2011, but he returned to the Red Devils' first team just six months later, even after having a testimonial at Old Trafford played against the New York Cosmos.

He immediately became a key cog in Sir Alex Ferguson's team upon his return, but he has struggled with a knee injury in 2013 and has made only three appearances since the turn of the year, of all of which have come in the FA Cup. He was inserted into the starting lineup for Ferguson's final match at Old Trafford on Sunday.

"It's probably not the season I would have liked to have gone out on but the last four months have been quite difficult with injury, with my knee, trying to get back fit again," Scholes told Sky Sports. "I'm totally convinced [this is the right decision]. I was convinced last time, at the time you are, I know now in my head I've gone as far as I possibly can physically. I think this will be the end... again."

Scholes played more than 700 games for Manchester United in all competitions, scoring 155 goals. He also was capped for England 66 times before retiring from international football in 2004.

Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.
    • Japan's 'King Kazu' extends record on 50th birthday

      Japan's 'King Kazu' extends record on 50th birthday

      Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura extended his record as the oldest player to play in the J.League second division on Sunday when he celebrated his 50th birthday by starting in Yokohama FC's first game of the season against Matsumoto Yamaga. Miura, … More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
    • Japan's 'King Kazu' extends record on 50th birthday

      (Reuters) - Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura extended his record as the oldest player to play in the J.League second division on Sunday when he celebrated his 50th birthday by starting in Yokohama FC's first game of the season against Matsumoto … More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
    • Chelsea surge 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

      Chelsea surge 11 points clear, Leicester into bottom three

      By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea's processional march towards the Premier League title continued at Swansea City's expense on Saturday as reigning champions Leicester City dropped into the bottom three. Antonio Conte's side were not … More »

      Reuters - 7 hours ago
    • Bayern destroy Hamburg 8-0 with Lewandowski hat-trick

      Bayern destroy Hamburg 8-0 with Lewandowski hat-trick

      Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as the Bundesliga leaders mercilessly obliterated Hamburg SV 8-0 on Saturday as coach Carlo Ancelotti celebrated his 1,000th game as manager. The win kept Bayern five points clear at the … More »

      Reuters - 7 hours ago
    • Inspirational captain Iborra fires Sevilla to derby win

      By Richard Martin SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) - Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra came off the bench to lead his side to a second-half comeback at fierce local rivals Real Betis on Saturday, assisting and scoring in a 2-1 win to provisionally take Jorge … More »

      Reuters - 7 hours ago