Discussion in 'Player Performances Forum' started by Nate Dogg, Jan 7, 2012.
Amazing. I love him.
I'm getting the Scholes shirt for next season..
Bit of a silly question, but I take it he'll still be #22?
Get innnnnnn! Still my favourite player. The longer I get to see him in a United shirt the better.
Young is #18 and he probably wont be sold.. so I guess.
And there it is, the excuse to not buy a CM yet again.
As brilliant a player as he is and as much as I wanted him to stay, it's always tinged with a slight thought that as long as Fergie can call on him and Giggs he'll hold off on properly replacing them.
Can people stop moaning about "oh another reason to not sign a midfielder". It's a bit embarrassing. Scholes is a one off. Enjoy him while he's here.
Good news. We most definately won't be signing a CM this summer now though.
Does it not worry you in the slightest that we are relying on 2 38 year olds who are surely now in going into their last season at the club without any clue of who may be replacing them?
Our summer signings: Scholes, Fletcher, Pogba.
Seriously though, great news.
Can people stop living in the past and with rose tinted glasses on, we need midfield investment and have for years, all this sentimentality is embarrassing.
christ man compose yourself. the season ended yesterday. all thats happened is that our best player this season has signed a contract. we'll sign a midfielder for feck sake,chill out and be glad
Far too many spoilt brats on here. I cringe everytime I read the 'value' posts. You'd think people would have more respect for Sir Alex and the club but apparently not
If Fletch is fully fit, I honestly wouldnt be disappointed with a midfield of
Scholes, Carrick, Anderson, Cleverley, Fletch, Pogba.
... obviously with Kagawa thrown in.
I think the plan as we all know is to replace Scholes with clev/ando. We just need to see how well clev can actually player over a season. Giggs is more just a part of the squad than anything. It's not like we rely on him in any particular place, he's just a very good squad player who happens to be 38. He doesn't need replacing as we're well stocked out wide. As for scholes like I said I guess we're waiting on how clev and ando do. I hope though this doesn't stop Fergie going in for another centre mid, to not do so would be stupid.
Every season is their last season.
Definitely. I've been saying for 3 years that we need midfielders. But its hardly upto Scholes. The kind of form he's shown, he more than deserves another season.
One of our best players of last season and one of our greatest of all time signs a new contract one day after the seasons finishes and the first thing you do is moan? This doesn't mean we won't sign anyone ffs, get a grip.
How many of the plonkers in here actually heard what SAF said. He's hinted next year is Scholes' and perhaps Giggs' final season and emphasised the importance of Scholes having 25-30 quality games that year, clearly this doesn't mean we won't invest in a midfielder.
Just heard this wonderful news, the best midfielder the Premiership has ever seen.
He showed decent form over half a season, he admitted himself when he retired he didn't have the legs for a full season, this is just prolonging things.
Didn't you spend all last summer in the Sniejder thread? And I'll wager it does indeed mean we wont buy in midfield with the same excuses trotted out.
I know, horrible to want to see our team move forward and address a problem area, top red though you are.
No, that's wr8_utd.
So if QPR didn't collapse in the final 5 minutes do we still need a midfielder? Fine margains. Not saying we don't need to strengthen, but jumping to such a negative conclusion after hearing great news about a fantastic player is odd.
Not really sure what to make of this hats off and respect to both Giggs and Scholes but which major team such a Bayern München, Real Madrid, Barcelona and the like rely on players of this age.
How do you cope with the club mistreating you so, must be horrible ::
Tbh though, as much as we need to move on at some point, if Fergie did get another midfield enforcer in then it wouldn't be a problem if scholes/giggs kept carrying on. Our problem atm is because we've left ourselves with 2 old players who need protecting and can't always play, 2 injury prone players who have everything to prove, 1 quality player with a serious illness and 1 reliable player, is that instead of being able to chose to play scholes in games where he can be the difference, such as the smaller teams who try to sit back, and where he's shown he's still the king, we have to play him/giggs, in important games where their lack of physical capabilities holds us back. If we had a better balance there and these guys could maintain their level for the near future, there's no reason they couldn't stay on.
Yes because we've needed one for a long time now, Carrick is the only week in week out reliable CM we have, it's time to move on from the crutch of Scholes and Giggs in my opinion. City will only be stronger and more confident next season.
I forgot about needing to be a fanboy sheep on here for things like this.
I guess I'm the only one that's not happy about this.
Delighted with this
We saw what he could bring, noone in the PL has his range of passing, and the way he passes it
It's excellent, he's going to be a big player for us next season
I guess I can see where you are coming from, but I'm certain there will be other opportunities, so the games he struggled in he shouldn't be needed, the games he plays can be picked and chosen a bit better, plus hopefully we won't have as bad a time of it with injuries
I'd be really happy if we actually sorted out the midfield and used Scholes as a luxury player when the main midfielders need rest.
But, once again, it will be Scholes as the main man, with Anderson and Cleverley dicking around in the medical room, Fletcher watching on morosely from the stands because of his illness.
I still think Fergie's made his mind up: he's not going to sign a midfielder ever again. He might retire with Scholes and Giggs, leaving the rebuilding job to the next man. It'll be interesting to see if he can squeeze out one more respectable season from them...
If we use him smartly, he can be a great asset to the team. If it doesnt work out, he'll do a Neville, no doubt
Not the pyjama top, though, eh?
Incredible news... makes my football heart swell with joy! <3
That tells you something about how hard it is to replace that sort of quality in centre mid. For all the talk of value and such, there is a truth to it. The price tags are huge, we've seen plenty of big buys go poop, and there aren't many top notch centre mids around. Fabregas, Xavi, Sneijder, Hamsik, we've done really well to value British centre mids instead because they've proven themselves in the UK, and they've got a reason to fancy Man Utd. It's not an easy market for us in some ways, that is clear, but at any rate I refuse to say that there could be anything like a tinge to the fact that I will be seeing Scholes for yet another season... I am savouring every minute of these two legends. Raúl got kicked out and still looks quality, Del Piero's situation is uncertain, Maldini's called it quits, and figures like Nevilles, Giggses and Scholeses are rare and wonderful as feck.
Chuffed, exclusively chuffed.
We needed some good news. Football is okay again
Hah, it's true... I've totally gotten unstuck from the mire of the agonising sucker punch that was yesterday's finale I'm all smiley about football again.
Pleasant thing for me, as I was just watching that Scholes passing vid on youtube, and then checked facebook to see news posted about Scholes staying on.
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