Paul Scholes | 2012/13 Performances

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  1. Feb 5, 2013

    Forevergiggs New Member

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    QPR are a sack of shit, fighting to secure enough points to avoid relegation whilst we are Manchester United challenging for top honors in three competitions.

    They also singed Tal Ben Haim & Christopher Samba to bolster their central defense. We lost Fletch for rest of the season and Jones for a reportedly a month now.
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    KanieKaned Full Member

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    This, he aint going anywhere until the season is over :houllier:
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    gza the genius Full Member

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    Where is Scholes? Is he hurt, being rested, slowly being fazed out again? As far as I'm aware he didn't even travel to Madrid and he's barely featured at all recently.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Been injured is the official word
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    Alek M Da manic one

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    Nope, guardian reported that ALL united players trained.
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    Just guessing here but maybe he is been given a few weeks off in the hope that he can have an impact at the end of the season.
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    Shimo Full Member

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    Getty pictures of training showed him around.

    And slight tangent but, same set showed Ando being his normal nutter self.
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    Rowem gently, down the stream

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    I think so too.

    Physically he's not able to play as much as Giggs imo.
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    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    Say we are playing really well for the first half, get a lead, stop playing for goals in the second half and start panicking at the 65 min mark. This is where we need Scholes.

    We have been guilty of this so many times this season. I know Scholes doesn't have the legs and is a red card waiting to happen, but he doesn't panic when he gets the ball under pressure no matter how slow he is. And he will find the best option 90% of the time.

    He is technically as good as the spanish wizards. Sometimes you need a calming presence to make a little turn or make a little run into space to receive a pass.

    Scholes is still the best English player for this and the best on United.
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    Widnes Full Member

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    I think he will feature against Reading, and in a couple of the league games we have against lower end of the table sides in the run up to the Man City match.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I don't agree with that. What you say would be true if we were playing the likes of Tottenham at Old Trafford but its Madrid at the Bernabeu. We need players who are energetic, mobile and good when we don't have the ball, which is likely most of the time.
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    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    I agree that we need mobility and energy for Real but what if we are protecting a lead? We have been panicking seeing out games to lower table sides. Very concerning.
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    Cevno New Member

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    Sir Alex said he will be back next week on Friday. Is coming back from Injury, so might have started training. The interview was on the official website before the Everton match. Think he said that he has injured his knee IIRC.
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    Pat_Mustard Full Member

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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    PM from a Newbie:

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    kps88 Full Member

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    Yes SAF mentioned he's had a knee injury. It was buried away in an article on the official site which I can't find now. He might have trained but he's obviously not ready for such a big game.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    He's played 357 minutes of a possible 1440 in the past two months.

    Over a congested fixture period you have to think that he's been phased out a bit now in favour of the younger players. Like someone said above, hopefully it's Fergie managing him and making sure he has a fresh set of legs for when the heat is on come squeaky bum time.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    Think he is being rested to make sure he is ready for the next 2 months, I think we all know this is probably it for him after this season so he and Fergie will want to make sure he goes out strong.
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    Dargonk Ninja Scout Scout

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    Not sure if he is being phased out, but with the emergence of the Carrick/Cleverley partnership becoming our first choice option he has finally slipped down the pecking order and we can afford to rest him far more. That and he has been injured so hasn't been available for a few weeks.
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    Amir Full Member

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    It's possible, looking at how good he was last season after a few months out, that we're giving him lots of rest in hope he finishes the season well. But I also think we need to consider the possibility he's left out because we're a better team with other players.
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    Cevno New Member

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    Could be out for another 2 weeks with a knee Injury according to SAF.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Is this his last season? I don't think we depend on him as much obviously this season. Maybe it's better for both parties to move on? Him back to coaching and us maybe signing a new midfielder or giving Powell more chances?
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    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers.

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    Has Scholes played, since a 12 month contract would have expired in January this year? Just a thought.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    He signed until the end of the season when he came back last January, not a 12 month deal. He signed a one-year deal in the summer.
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    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers.

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    Ok Cheers. Just thought it was funny how he's not even been making the squad.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Came off the bench against Fulham in the Cup. Other than that he's gone to see a knee specialist.
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    Cevno New Member

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    He'll retire in the summer, until we recall him midway into next season again.

    Giggs will keep carrying on.
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    It makes perfect sense to rest him loads on the evidence of what he was like coming out of retirement. What you say is true, we are better with Carrick and Cleverley. But the Scholes we had 12 months ago is certainly a good option to have around.
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Ah, I missed him being injured. Has SAF come out and made any other comment in the last 2/3 weeks?

    I was wondering if the Queen sent him on a spy mission or something, he's harder to spot than an honest politician.
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    Cevno New Member

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    Will pop up from Nowhere and play against Madrid ? :wenger:
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    He'll score the winner against Madrid... retire at the end of the season and come back the season next with Fergie telling everyone that he didn't stop training with the team.
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    kps88 Full Member

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    Is he even back in training? Last I heard, SAF mentioned we had sent him to a specialist as his knee wasn't getting any better.
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    AngeloHenriquez Full Member

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    It would be very Scholes - esque to belt one in against good Champions League opponents from a good 30 yards or so :drool:
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    Devil_forever You're only young once, you can be immature f'ever

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    My theory is this, SAF saw just how well Scholes did last year returning after a long rest due to his retirement and seeing his performances deteriorate this season, he probably wants to give him a long enough rest to try and get him back to his best for the crucial last few games of the season. This 'injury' is just to stop the media having a field day. It wouldn't surprise me on bit if his injury only clears up late march.
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    Sure hope you are right. He is still a class act when fit! He played quite well at the start of the season, didn't he?
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I thought today was the kind of game where his influence is missed, his ability to control the tempo and calm things when in possession was what we needed to settle down and stem the Chelsea momentum in the 2nd half.
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    Amir Full Member

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    Or he would have been swamped like the rest of the team. Scholes in his prime would have made a huge difference. This season's Scholes... I don't know.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Well that's why I think we could do with bringing in a younger midfielder in the Scholes mold this summer, but for 30 minutes I still think he would have had a positive affect today.
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    Cevno New Member

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    Would definitely have been a positive today. I mean Cleverley was awful in the second half and we needed someone to calm us down. Hell even make one of those dodgy tackles of his to help us wake up and give some distribution out wide under pressing.
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    would definitely have made a huge difference today.
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