United call Scholes out of retirement

MANCHESTER United sprung a huge surprise ahead of yesterday’s match by handing a new short-term deal to Paul Scholes, after the 37-year-old midfielder opted to come out of retirement for the rest of the season. Scholes, who hung up his boots at the end of last season and had been working as a United coach, played 30 minutes as a substitute. Wayne Rooney said the first players knew of it was when they saw his shirt in the dressing room pre-match.