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Scholes shells out Jones praise

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has heaped praise on the club's new recruits, and has been impressed with how they've adapted to the winning mentality at Old Trafford.

Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David De Gea arrived during the summer, and all three have made impressive starts to their United career, with Jones particularly showing his worth in defence in the absence of Nemanja Vidic.

The now retired Scholes, watching from afar, believes the new faces at United are of the right breed to help the club's success continue.

"The biggest, pleasing part has probably been Phil Jones, the way he's stepped in. He can play centre half, he can play right-back and he can play in central midfield," he said.

"He's such a powerful lad and the confidence he's shown, he really is a good addition.

 

"Ashley Young, as well, has come in and fitted in really well, as if he's just been here five or six years really. I think there are a lot of positive things.

"The lads have managed to make a great start to the season."

With the young guns impressing this season, Scholes could be forgiven for wishing he had the opportunity to play alongside them, but the 36-year-old admits that despite missing the game, he doesn't regret his decision.

"For the first month or so I didn't miss playing," he said. "But once I went back into training and seeing the lads training, I am starting to miss it a bit now.

"Whether I could have gone on for another year? I don't know. It's hard when you've been doing something for 18, 19 years, it's hard to just give up. I felt I made the right decision and that's that."

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