Scholes still keen to impress
Paul Scholes remains determined to impress and is not looking for the chance to put his feet up.
Last Updated: 29/09/09 8:31am
Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes remains determined to impress his manager and is not looking for the chance to put his feet up.
Scholes, who turns 35 in November, has been enjoying a renaissance in form in recent weeks and ran the midfield in Saturday's 2-0 win at Stoke City.
He has been used on a more rotational basis by Sir Alex Ferguson over the past couple of seasons and has also occupied a deeper role in the team.
However, the former England international still has the bit between his teeth despite the club's occasional desire to wrap him in cotton wool.
"You still want to impress, but the coaches are always asking how you feel and whether you want to take a day off here or there," said Scholes.
One area that Scholes is looking to improve is his goal tally, having scored only six times over the past two years.
He added: "My goals have dried up a bit in recent years and I'd like to get back scoring a few.
"When I was younger, I used to get forward a lot more than I do now.
"I think the manager expects me to stay in the middle of the park nowadays and pass to the players who can go forward and score.
"I'd still like to get forward every now and then and chip in, but you just have to play however the manager wants you to play."
Scholes also revealed that he is going to explore the possibility of going into coaching when he eventually calls time on his glittering career.
"I'm going to give coaching a go and see how it goes," said Scholes. "I'll probably start looking at that in the next couple of weeks and see how I feel doing that."