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Paul Scholes: The Biography

Paul Scholes: The Biography
Item# 9781844549511

Product Description

Publisher: John Blake

Author: Simon Moss

This revealing biography lifts the lid on the athlete and the man, charting the ups and downs of Paul Scholes' incredible career. A key component of the Manchester United youth team that unleashed David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, and the Neville brothers upon the unsuspecting Premier League, Paul Scholes helped revolutionize Fergusonís Reds and powered them to domestic and European dominance in the 1990s. The international stage also beckoned Scholes, but the midfielder retired from the national side at just 29 to concentrate on events at Old Trafford. Scholesí career had been laced with regret, as suspension forced the midfielder to watch from the stands in 1999 as United enjoyed their most memorable European night for 40 years: victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final and the last piece of the historic Treble. But, nine years on, Scholes banished his Champions League demons as he helped to secure Manchester Unitedís third Champions League victory. Regarded by his peers as the consummate professional, Scholes has resisted the trappings of many modern athletes. He has endured the highs and the lows of Manchester Unitedís second coming, and remains one of the games most respected individuals. (pb)