Giggs hails "amazing" Paul Scholes

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Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has paid tribute to retiring Paul Scholes, after the midfield maestro played his final match at Old Trafford yesterday afternoon. 

The former England international came out of retirement in January 2012 as he was a shock substitute in United's FA Cup victory over Manchester City. However Scholes confirmed last week that he will be hanging up his boots for the second time this summer.

And Scholes' team-mate Giggs has hailed him as "amazing", telling MUTV: "He’s a brilliant player to play with and it has been a pleasure over the years.

"You’ve seen him today - he’s not played for I don’t know how long and he comes in and his little five-yard passes and 30-yard passes, plus his range of passing, was just unbelievable. 

He’s just a pleasure to play with – someone who, as a forward player, you knew if you made a run, he would play you in.

"You wouldn’t even have to break stride as you knew the pace of the pass would be perfect and he’d put it where you wanted it to be put. He is just an amazing player and an amazing person."

Scholes played 60 minutes as the Red Devils beat Swansea City by two goals to one and he was given a standing ovation by the Old Trafford faithful as he was replaced. 

The veteran may yet take a place on the United coaching staff, if incoming manager David Moyes looks to secure his services. 


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