Scholes ready for bit-part role
Man Utd veteran Paul Scholes has conceded he can no longer play on a regular basis for his club.
Last Updated: 27/07/10 4:16pm
Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes has conceded he can no longer play on a regular basis for his club.
The 35-year-old penned a one-year contract extension in April and the 2010/11 season is anticipated to be his last campaign for the Red Devils.
Scholes made an impressive total of 24 league starts last term, but is aware he may have to scale down that number this time around.
He said: "I know that playing two or three times a week it is not going to happen anymore. So you just have to be ready when needed.
"It is accepted, definitely, given there are that many games and at our age we have to be ready when the manager needs us.
"You train every day and I did not miss a day's training last season, which was good. I managed to avoid injury.
"When you are at a club like this you have to be capable of doing that, especially like last season when we had that many injuries."
Meanwhile, winger Nani could continue his comeback from a dislocated shoulder in the tour's showpiece match against MLS All-Stars at the Reliant Stadium on Thursday.
The Portugal winger played all but the last 21 minutes in the 2-1 defeat by Kansas City Wizards on Sunday.
He said: "It was good to come back and play my first game this season. Of course I still have a lot of work to do.
"When I missed the World Cup it was a very bad time. But I was thinking, 'I can't wait for the season again so I can play and score goals and feel the crowd behind me again'.
"Now I'm so happy to be back and I hope to get fit as quickly as possible because I want to play well this season."