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Paul Scholes gets off to a flier at Oldham with 4-1 win over Yeovil

• West Brom salvage 2-2 home draw with Nottingham Forest• Bristol City leave it late to see off QPR at Ashton GatePaul Scholes enjoyed a winning start to his managerial career as his Oldham side ran out 4-1 winners in the League Two match against Yeovi…

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Paul Scholes appointed manager of League Two’s Oldham Athletic

Scholes signs one-and-a-half year dealOwner Abdallah Lemsagam pledges ‘100% backing’Paul Scholes has been appointed the new manager of Oldham Athletic after signing a one-and-a-half year deal.The former Manchester United was formerly a coach at Old Tra…

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Paul Scholes says Class of 92 should have greater role at Manchester United

• Scholes surprised that only Nicky Butt works at United• Scholes feels ‘you’ve got your club back’ with SolskjærPaul Scholes believes it is “strange” that only Nicky Butt of the Class of 92 works at Manchester United, the former midfielder stating tha…

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Paul Scholes should turn fire to those behind Manchester United’s demise | Barney Ronay

Their club’s former midfielder has turned into an effective pundit but his targets need to be more wide-rangingI remember having a discussion at least a decade ago about things you just couldn’t say in a football press box, the kind of stuff that could…

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Paul Scholes should turn fire to those behind Manchester United’s demise | Barney Ronay

Their club’s former midfielder has turned into an effective pundit but his targets need to be more wide-rangingI remember having a discussion at least a decade ago about things you just couldn’t say in a football press box, the kind of stuff that could…

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‘I’m not interested’: José Mourinho responds to Paul Scholes’ criticism – video

José Mourinho has refused to react to Paul Scholes’s comments after the former Manchester United player called the manager an ‘embarrassment to the club’.Manchester United drew 0-0 to Valencia in the Champions League at Old Trafford last night, making …

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Paul Pogba’s agent swipes at Scholes and adds to Manchester United chaos

• Mino Raiola reacts to criticism of performance and leadership• Gary Neville takes Ed Woodward to task over transfer policyPaul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has added to the turmoil around Manchester United by attacking Paul Scholes and joking that the…

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Two sides to the crying game on display at the Champions League final | Barry Glendenning

Paul Scholes was mystified at Karius, Carvajal and Salah’s tears but the former Manchester United midfielder’s past suggests a sympathetic soul lurks beneath the gruff exteriorA week on from a Champions League final that proved remarkable on many diffe…

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José Mourinho turns on Paul Scholes after Paul Pogba shines at Everton

• Manchester United manager riled by criticism of Frenchman at Southampton• ‘Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player, not as a pundit’José Mourinho vented his anger on Paul Scholes in the wake of Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Everton, accusi…

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Paul Scholes interviewed for Oldham Athletic manager’s job

• Former midfielder grew up in area and could replace John Sheridan
• 42-year-old has coaching experience with former club, Manchester United

Paul Scholes was interviewed for the Oldham Athletic manager’s job on Wednesday morning, with the club now deciding whether to give the former Manchester United and England midfielder the role.

Scholes was formerly a coach at United but this would be his first permanent No1 position should he be appointed. Scholes is a part-owner of Salford City and he was briefly caretaker manager of the club in 2015.

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Premier League at 25: the best XI, from Petr Cech to Thierry Henry

Our team, selected in a 4-4-2 formation, finds no space for Gary Neville or Frank Lampard but includes no fewer than seven British players

Eagle-eyed readers who have been following this series of all-time Premier League selections will shortly notice that the player we have declared the finest of the past 25 years is, curiously, not good enough for our combined best XI. What follows will not chime with everyone’s opinion, or even, clearly, our own. Eric Cantona was a marvellous player, the kind of maverick genius man for the big occasion who gets singled out for individual awards, but two other forwards exist whose claims for a first-team place are in my opinion indisputable, which leaves no room for Cantona, Luis Suárez, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Agüero or any number of strikers who have thrilled and bewitched this past quarter-century.

Besides, something had to be done to stop Manchester United’s dominance of the past 25 years turning this into a best-of-the-Sir-Alex-Ferguson-years selection. In all 27 of the 30 people to have won the league four or more times in the Premier League era played at Old Trafford under the Scot, but only two of them – plus two players who won three titles there – are in our XI. There could certainly have been a couple more, or a fabulous team could be compiled containing none at all. There is certainly no shortage of candidates for selection.

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Paul Pogba not worth record fee to Manchester United, says Paul Scholes

• Juventus player ‘worth nowhere near £86m’, says former United player
• Scholes describes Manchester City buy Ilkay Gundogan as a bargain

Paul Scholes has questioned whether Paul Pogba is worth Manchester United paying a world-record fee to prise him from Juventus, with the former midfielder saying he is not in the same class as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

José Mourinho wants to make Pogba his fourth major signing of the summer to follow Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Louis van Gaal ignores former players’ Manchester United criticism

• United lost Europa League first leg 2-0 to Liverpool
• Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes labelled defeat ‘shambolic’

Louis van Gaal brushed aside scathing criticism from the former Manchester United players Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes after the 2-0 Europa League defeat to Liverpool.

Only the heroics of David de Gea prevented a landslide at Anfield, although he was beaten by a first-half Daniel Sturridge penalty and a late close-range strike from Roberto Firmino.

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Cristiano Ronaldo denies Real Madrid hampered by lack of team spirit – video

Cristiano Ronaldo says his lack of communication with Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand while at Manchester United did not affect their Champions League-winning campaign. He rejects suggestions that lack of team spirit has contributed to Real Madrid’s slow start in La Liga

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Cristiano Ronaldo: I rarely spoke to Giggs, Ferdinand and Scholes at Manchester United

• Ronaldo denies failure to build friendships is hampering Real Madrid
• Says his personal relationships at Old Trafford were just as distant

Cristiano Ronaldo has rejected suggestions that a lack of team spirit has contributed to Real Madrid’s slow start in La Liga – saying he took a similarly distant approach to squad friendships at Manchester United.

Related: Luciano Spalletti says Roma have no plans to ‘cage’ Cristiano Ronaldo

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Louis van Gaal blames Paul Scholes for influencing Manchester United fans

• Manager says TV pundit created ‘very negative atmosphere’
• Dutchman will not ask his No2 Ryan Giggs to intercede

Louis van Gaal has blamed criticism from Paul Scholes for influencing Manchester United’s fans against him but said he would not dream of asking Ryan Giggs to try and silence his Class of 92 team-mate.

The United manager said he had been used to his methods coming under fire since he first started at Ajax but he said his problem with Scholes was that, as a respected former player, he was helping create a negative atmosphere among supporters.

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Louis van Gaal should invite Paul Scholes on to Manchester United coaching staff

Manchester United’s display at Newcastle suggested Van Gaal was stung by Scholes’s ‘boring’ comments. The manager could do worse than get the former midfielder’s help in bringing the right balance to his team

Fair play to Louis van Gaal. The Manchester United manager does not duck questions and he does not hide from issues either. Not only did the Dutchman admit in words that Paul Scholes had a point about Manchester United being boring, he did something about it in the next game to produce something that was much more to supporters’ satisfaction. Well, neutral observers anyway. Whether United supporters could be completely happy with two points squandered at Newcastle is debatable, but they ought to have been happy at the way Van Gaal’s side lined up and went for the win.

Related: Wayne Rooney: Manchester United must find balance between defence and attack

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Manchester United performance at Newcastle ‘loads better’, says Scholes

• Former midfielder impressed with display in 3-3 draw at St James’
• ‘Tonight that was like watching a Manchester United team’

Paul Scholes described Manchester United’s performance against Newcastle as “loads better” after watching Louis van Gaal’s side draw 3-3 at St James’ Park.

The former England midfielder’s assessment of his former club was scathing after they only just edged past third-tier Sheffield United in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United performance at Newcastle ‘loads better’, says Scholes

• Former midfielder impressed with display in 3-3 draw at St James’
• ‘Tonight that was like watching a Manchester United team’

Paul Scholes described Manchester United’s performance against Newcastle as “loads better” after watching Louis van Gaal’s side draw 3-3 at St James’ Park.

The former England midfielder’s assessment of his former club was scathing after they only just edged past third-tier Sheffield United in Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Old Trafford.

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Jack Wilshere: Paul Gascoigne inspired me to play with no fear for England

The Arsenal midfielder’s display in Slovenia should help him make a midfield berth in the England side his own if he can finally stay clear of injuries

As Jack Wilshere reflected on his most illuminating performance in England’s colours, the midfielder dropped into the conversation that on the flight into Joze Pucnik airport he had watched the new film about Paul Gascoigne’s life and realised they had a few things in common.

“It did inspire me,” Wilshere said. “You could tell by the way he played for England that he didn’t feel any fear. He was over that. Sometimes when people play for their country I think there is that little bit of fear and pressure. But he just wanted to go out there. He felt at his best when he was playing, with the ball at his feet, and I sometimes feel that way.”

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