Michael Carrick’s prolonged absence from the heart of the Manchester United midfield continues to wreak havoc as far as our midfield is concerned. Tom Cleverley is the latest person we seemingly love to hate, Marouane Fellaini just hasn’t settled into United life as of yet, Anderson is certain to be moving on at the earliest opportunity, Ryan Giggs albeit still tearing teams apart cannot stand up to 2 games in 5 days and the grueling winter schedule and Phil Jones surely merely deployed as a midfield stopgap to compensate for the loss of the Geordie midfield maestro.
So what would we give for a certain ginger haired genius to make a comeback? Although it is exceedingly unlikely that Paul Scholes AKA ‘Sat-nav’ would make a third entrance into a United shirt, he is still scoring goals and producing magic moments even when the spotlight is not on his shoulders, just exactly how he likes it.
Scholesy would not be the worst option to have in your five-a-side ranks, as this video demonstrates.
Without Carrick, currently our closest specimen to Scholes, our midfield looks vulnerable, makeshift and teams are currently exploiting that, just look at how much space Sandro was afforded to unleash that unstoppable shot yesterday.
Another thing for certain is that Scholes’ quality has not diminished since packing away his boots.
If only he was 25 again.