There is no let off in a Paul Scholes training session
Paul Scholes is a Manchester United legend. Nicknamed the Ginger Prince, the Englishman was a midfielder of tenacity and hunger.
Strong in possession and excellent on the ball, there was nothing this United academy product couldn’t do. The older he got, the better he looked. Ageing like fine wine, Scholes never went out of touch.
He posted a video today of him organizing a training camp for men and women of all ages. Aptly named the boot camp, he put the participants through their routines with no let off.
The session looks to revolve around pace, agility and weight training. Everyone looked to be operating at the same level with minimal fuss.
But it is to be expected, given Scholes is no slacker himself. There is only so much you can say to a person who was considered one of the best midfielders of his generation.
To play consistently for Sir Alex Ferguson and under Roy Keane is not for the faint hearted. Scholes looks to have learned the lessons well as he took up the role of a coach.
Preach what you practice!
He famously came out of retirement in 2012 to ensure United took back what is rightfully ours. With the club facing an injury crisis, Sir Alex Ferguson once again turned to his veteran midfielder. It was never in doubt that he would deliver. (h/t BBC)
He was at the forefront of a title charge and ensured both him and SAF went out with a bang as Premier League champions. United have not won the title since and it can be argued that they lack a player of Scholes’ temperament in the midfield.
His former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the current manager at Old Trafford, compared new signing Bruno Fernandes to Scholes after the Portuguese’s bright start in England. (h/t MEN)
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Scholes is, without a doubt, one of the club’s greatest ever players. If Fernandes can even achieve half of what the Ginger Prince did, United will be very glad indeed.
We sure loved Scholes as a player, but we are not too sure about having him as our coach. Yikes.