Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is expected to retire from football for a second time at the end of the season but this time for good, the Sun reports.

The veteran midfielder has told people close to him that this will definitely be his last season as a player.

After helping United to their 19th title in the 2010/2011 campaign, Scholes announced his retirement from the game but stayed on at Old Trafford in a coaching role with the reserve team.

However the first team struggled to fill the void left by their midfield maestro and manager Sir Alex Ferguson requested that Scholes return to playing.

He agreed to come back till the end of the season and made his return as a substitute in United’s FA cup victory against rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in January.

The 38-year-old went on to once again become a regular in the team scoring four times in the remainder of the league season which saw the Red Devils lose the title in the cruelest fashion, with Sergio Aguero’s last gasp winner against QPR handing Roberto Mancini’s men the crown on goal difference.

Scholes was persuaded to stay on playing this season with the club he has made 710 appearances for in a hugely successful career spanning back to his debut against Bradford City in 1994.

His success at United includes 10 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, and Three FA Cups but now fans and players alike will have to bid farewell to their iconic midfielder when he does finally hang up his boots for good in the summer.

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