Football FanCast columnist Jez Howard is delighted to see the refreshing honesty from Paul Scholes.
Paul Scholes doesn’t say much but when he speaks you generally listen, as he is one of the most honest and players in the game. The ‘Ginger Prince’ feels his time at Old Trafford may well be coming to an end, due to inconsistencies in his performances and the amount of game time he is experiencing.
It is refreshing to see players taking responsibility and making Fergie’s job a damn sight easier in the process. Scholes is fully aware that the new quota system coming in that United can only name 25 for the Premier League and there is no question that he would have been border line. In many ways I am sure Fergie wasn’t looking forward to the selection process at all, especially when he has to make tough decisions over the future of Scholes and the likes of Gary Neville.
“I wouldn’t say I am playing some of my best football,
“I don’t always feel I am making as much of a contribution as I’d like to,
“I always preferred it when I was playing regularly and scoring a lot more goals. Now, it’s different,
“I play once every two or three weeks and I can only hope to do well when I get the chance. I don’t have a choice,
“Obviously, every player wants to play every week, but I know now it can’t always happen. I just have to be okay with that,
“I’ll just carry on with the way it’s going at the moment and we’ll see what happens come the end of the season.” (SkySports)
I think if we are brutally honest Scholes’ current situation is unlikely to get any better in the near future, especially with the likes of Anderson looking to finally step up to the plate in midfield. Unfortunately he doesn’t possess the versatility that the likes of Giggs provide and therefore going forward regular games are likely to be few and far between. I am sure that Scholes is fully aware of it and I hope he finds the right club that can provide one of the finest players to ever don a United shirt, or play in the Premier League for that matter, the perfect swansong.