Paul Scholes

Result: Messi nets brace as Barcelona dump United out of CL

Barcelona book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United. Lionel Messi scored twice and Philippe Coutinho netted the other as Barcelona booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Manchester United in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou. Barca entered the match with a 1-0 advantage earned from the first leg at Old Trafford, and it proved to be a comfortable progression to the final four at United’s expense. The Spanish champions, who are on for a treble this season, will face either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals of the competition. © Reuters Barca’s team showed one change from the first leg last week, with Sergi Roberto taking the place of Nelson Semedo at righ...

Result: Lionel Messi nets brace as Barcelona reach Champions League semi-finals

Barcelona book their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate win over Manchester United. Lionel Messi scored twice and Philippe Coutinho netted the other as Barcelona booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win over Manchester United in the second leg of their quarter-final at Camp Nou. Barca entered the match with a 1-0 advantage earned from the first leg at Old Trafford and it proved to be a comfortable progression to the final four at United’s expense. The Spanish champions, who are on for a treble this season, will face either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-finals of the competition. © Reuters Barca’s team showed one change from the first leg last week, with Sergi Roberto taking the place of Nelson Semedo at right...

FA charge Paul Scholes with 140 alleged betting breaches

Scholes has until April 26 to respond to the FA’s charge. Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association in relation to its betting rules. The 44-year-old is alleged to have placed 140 bets on matches between 2015 and 2019. An FA statement read: “Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules. Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to The FA’s Betting Rules. Full statement: https://t.co/5Bmo5HJPxc. pic.twitter.com/itqyQUNjPS — FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) April 16, 2019 “It is alleged he placed 140 bets on football matches, contrary to FA Rule E8, between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019. “He has until 26 April 2019 to respond to the charge.” Scholes was appoi...

Paul Scholes: ‘Manchester United cannot afford to lose Paul Pogba’

Paul Scholes says that Manchester United will be losing their “best player” if they allow Paul Pogba to join Real Madrid this summer. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has warned his former club that they cannot afford to lose Real Madrid target Paul Pogba during the summer transfer window. The France international has publicly flirted with the La Liga giants and Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has done little to play down a move. Several players are expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia all out of contract. However, Scholes is more concerned about the future of Pogba, who scored two more penalties in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham United to take his goals tally for the season to 16 in...

Paul Scholes fears for Manchester United’s top-four chances

Paul Scholes expects Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal to finish above his former club Manchester United in third and fourth places. Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has tipped Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal to hold off his former side in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League. The Red Devils have gone off the boil over the past month, taking just three points from the last nine on offer in the top flight. United have lost back-to-back away matches, to Arsenal on March 10 and Wolverhampton Wanderers last week, and find themselves down in sixth place. Arsenal and Spurs are two and three points clear respectively, while Chelsea are five points better off in third place after playing a game more than those around them. Scholes fears that United may miss out on Champions League f...

Preview: Manchester United vs. Barcelona – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg between Manchester United and Barcelona, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Two of football’s biggest clubs collide on Wednesday night when Manchester United host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. United produced a memorable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the last eight against all the odds, whereas five-time champions Barcelona eased past Lyon in the previous round. Man Utd © Reuters It was at Barcelona’s stadium that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his finest moment as a Manchester United player, scoring a last-gasp winner to seal the Champions League title – and the treble – for his side 20 years ag...

Preview: Wolves vs. Man United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Premier League clash between Wolves and Man United, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Manchester United will be seeking revenge when they make the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, a little over two weeks on from their FA Cup loss at Molineux. Wolves picked up a 2-1 win in the quarter-final tie to inflict a damaging defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side, but it was not enough to prevent the Norwegian from landing the United job on a permanent basis. Wolverhampton Wanderers © Reuters Sticking with what appears to be the theme of their season, Wolves followed up their fantastic result against Man United with a disappointing 2-0 loss at the hands of Premier League strugglers Burnley at the weekend. If there has been one critic...

Oldham Athletic owner denies Paul Scholes interference

The former England and Manchester United midfielder quit the club last week. Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam has denied interfering in team affairs after Paul Scholes walked out just 31 days into an 18-month contract as manager. Scholes quit the club last week stating it “became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role”. Rumours of interference from board level have dogged the League Two club during Lemsagam’s tenure but he rejected claims that was what forced Scholes to leave. “I was away for 21 days, how could I interfere with his job?” he told Sky Sports News. “It is not true. I never spoke to him about who was going to play and who was not going to play. “As a chairman or owner I ...

Oldham Athletic appoint Pete Wild as Paul Scholes successor

Wild was caretaker before the Latics hired Scholes. Oldham have appointed former caretaker manager Pete Wild as head coach for the rest of the season as they move on from Paul Scholes. Scholes quit the League Two club last week just 31 days into an 18-month contract, stating it “became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role”. The former Manchester United midfielder had replaced Wild after the ex-academy coach had overseen four wins – including an FA Cup victory over Premier League Fulham – having replaced previous manager Frankie Bunn on a temporary basis. Wild has now been brought back to see the club through to the end of the campaign. “I’m looking forward to working with the players again and hop...

Paul Scholes invited for Manchester United visit after leaving Oldham

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened Manchester United‘s doors to Paul Scholes after the midfielder quit as Oldham manager by text message just 31 days into the job. The 44-year-old signed an 18-month deal last month to take his first step in management with his boyhood club. But things quickly went awry at Boundary Park and Scholes quit the Sky Bet League Two side on Thursday after one win in seven matches. Paul Scholes’ stint in charge of his boyhood club was a short one (Barrington Coombs/PA) The former England international left claiming it had become “clear that (he) would not be able to operate as intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role”. Those sentiments were shared with Solskjaer, who has invited former team-mate Scholes into the Aon Training ...

Scholes welcome to ‘have a chat’ about Oldham exit – Solskjaer

Paul Scholes has been invited in for a chat by Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after quitting Oldham by text message just 31 days into the job. The 44-year-old signed an 18-month deal last month to take his first step in management with his boyhood club. But things quickly went awry at Boundary Park and Scholes quit the Sky Bet League Two side on Thursday after one win in seven matches. Paul Scholes statement confirming his exit from Oldham pic.twitter.com/QP8WO5rfZx — Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 14, 2019 The former England international left claiming it had become “clear that (he) would not be able to operate as intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role”. Those sentiments were shared with former team-mate Solskjaer, who has opened the door to the ...

Paul Scholes leaves Oldham after just 31 days

The former Manchester United and England midfielder won one of his seven matches in charge. Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham manager after just 31 days over claims of broken promises. After a lengthy process, the 44-year-old became manager of the Sky Bet League Two side last month. Scholes won his first match at the helm of his hometown club, but subsequently drew three and lost three. Paul Scholes statement confirming his exit from Oldham pic.twitter.com/QP8WO5rfZx — Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) March 14, 2019 In a statement released to Press Association Sport, the former England midfielder said on Thursday: “It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect. “I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term o...

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