Manchester United Midfielder Scholes to Retire at End of Season

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes will retire for a second time at the end of this season, the Premier League soccer champion said on its website.

Scholes, 38, previously retired after the 2010-11 season but returned to action in January 2012. He’s made 715 appearances for United and won 11 league championships.

“Yes, I am finally hanging up my boots for good!” Scholes said on United’s website. “Playing football is all I have ever wanted to do, and so to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United, under the greatest manager of all time, has been an honor.”

United manager Alex Ferguson announced this week he’s retiring at season’s end after leading the club to its record-extending 20th English title. Everton’s David Moyes was named his successor two days ago.

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