Scholes, speaking on BT Sport following United’s FA Cup victory over Huddersfield, revealed he had to buy his own boots.
“I think I trained once with the first team before I came back,” he said. “I even had to sort some boots out, I went down to the local sports shop the day before the game and bought a pair of cheap boots.
“I’ll always remember the game I came back, we were 3-0 up when I came on, against 10 men, and it went to 3-2 and I’m thinking ‘what am I doing?’
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“David Platt was assistant (at opponents Manchester City) […] I’m taking my gear off and he goes ‘what the hell are you doing?’ And I’m thinking ‘I don’t know’.
“Obviously City went on and won the league with Aguero in the last minute, and to be honest I really wish I’d have stopped then.
“That was enough. I thought I was gone the first time but I was definitely gone this time.”
Listen to the excellent interview in full below.
MUST WATCH: Paul Scholes honest, disarmed, reflective…fascinating. The story of how one of our greats made his comeback…enjoy. pic.twitter.com/Tp7GElsPss
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Only the post denied us a ludicrous goal.
A throwback to Moussa at his best.
Who would win between Arsenal 04 and Man City 18?
Jose is pretty passionate in his response.
The most joyous player in the Premier League.
There’s a total of 20 to get.
Including a couple of notable sons.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about Allison.
Of course he meant it. He meant everything.
The second half of an epic challenge.