Scholes reveals childhood FA Cup dream

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed his childhood dream growing up in north Manchester was to play in an FA Cup final at Wembley.

The former-England international first began training with United as a 14-year-old, and the Old Trafford legend has since gone on to make more than 600 appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

Scholes has won ten Premier League titles, two League Cups and two Champions Leagues, but revealed on that his childhood dream was always to play in an FA Cup final at Wembley.

In a video interview on, Scholes said: "For as long as I can remember, all I wanted to do was play football. As soon as I got home from school I'd throw my bag down and go out and play football wherever I could. Wherever we could kick a ball that's where we went."

And when asked what he his dream was as a kid growing up in Manchester, Scholes replied: "To play at Wembley in an FA Cup final."

Scholes has won three FA Cups with Manchester United so far, his first in 1996 as a 21-year-old alongside the Nicky Butt, Roy Keane, David Beckham and Eric Cantona.

The United youngster came on as a substitute for Andy Cole that day, fulfilling a boyhood wish, and helped put the icing on the cake as United returned to Manchester as 1-0 winners against Liverpool thanks to a Cantona volley.

The 37-year-old has since been hailed as one of the best midfielders of his generation, with Barcelona star Xavi and France legend Zinedine Zidane reserving special praise for Scholes.

For Scholes, as a child growing up in the north-west just 10 miles from Old Trafford, United were always the "biggest and best" club in England, even if they didn't enjoy the same kind of success they do now.

The former-England midfielder retired at the end of the 2010-11 season, but returned earlier this year to the United team, and has swiftly reestablished himself as a vital component of Sir Alex Ferguson's midfield.

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