31 May '11, 8am

Man Utd midfielder Paul Scholes has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect

Manchester United's Paul Scholes leaves his hotel in London May 29, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANCHESTER - MANCHESTER United midfielder Paul Scholes announced his retirement from football on Wednesday, ending the glittering and trophy-laden career of a player widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted of his generation. The 36-year-old Scholes made 676 appearances for United after making his debut for the club in 1994 and was the midfield heartbeat of a team that has dominated English football for the past two decades. 'To have had such a long and successful career at Manchester United has been a real honour,' said Scholes, who famously eschewed the glamourous lifestyle of many modern-day footballers and rarely gave interviews. 'This was not a decision that I have taken lightly but I feel now is the right time for me to stop playing.' Scholes won 10 Premier League...

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