Ferguson should carry on at United, says Scholes
PAUL SCHOLES has urged Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson to shelve any thoughts of retirement and continue in the job for as long as he can.
Ferguson, who turns 68 on December 31, recently celebrated his 23rd anniversary at the helm at Old Trafford and is widely expected to step down at the end of this season or next, having said previously he will not continue into his 70s.
But midfielder Scholes, who has served under Ferguson for more than 15 years, believes the manager can add to his vast array of hon- ours at United, which includes 11 Premier League titles, two European Cups and five FA Cups.
“His record speaks for itself,” said the former England international ahead of Everton’s visit to Old Trafford today.
“Twenty-three years is a long time and, hopefully, he can continue to be here and win trophies for a long time to come. Other teams don’t have the benefit of having a manager for so long,” he added.
“I’ve known no different. “I’ve been lucky enough to play under one manager and it has been great.”
David Moyes’ record at Goodison Park has resulted in him being tipped as a possible candidate to succeed his fellow Scot Ferguson at United, but the Everton boss has found the going tough this season.
His side currently lie 12th in the Premier League, with only 15 points from 11 games.
Everton have not won a league match at Old Trafford for 17 years and make the short journey with a string of injury problems.
Ferguson, meanwhile,will be in the dugout at Old Trafford after it was confirmed that the two-match touchline ban he received for questioning the fitness of referee Alan Wiley will not start until next week. – Sapa-AFP