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Thursday, June 2, 2011

United's Scholes retires

AP

London — Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, ending the trophy-laden career of a famously low-key player widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted of his generation.

The 36-year-old Scholes made 676 appearances for United after making his debut for the club in 1994 and was the midfield heartbeat of a team that has dominated English soccer for the past two decades.

Spain midfielder Xavi dubbed Scholes "the best central midfielder that I have seen."

"I am not a man of many words but I can honestly say that playing football is all I have ever wanted to do and to have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United has been a real honor," said Scholes.



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