Paul Scholes joins Team Paddy Power as their new blogger, and immediately sets the cat amongst the pigeons with a blast at the United Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward, and a premonition that Wayne Rooney will retire at the age of 32.
Everybody’s favorite ginger wizard has surprised a few people by signing up as Team Paddy Power’s top blogger, and he has wasted no time in grabbing people’s attention.
It’s still not clear whether the former Manchester United, and England ace, will have a future at Old Trafford, under the Louis van Gaal reign, but his recent attack on the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Red Devils doesn’t exactly elevate chances.
The Paddy Power blogger wrote:
“Edward Woodward has an awful lot to prove this time that he’s good enough at his job. He has to bring the players in that the new manager wants. It’s obvious that last year he didn’t manage to do that. If he doesn’t we are not going to get anywhere near the top.”
To be fair to Woodward, the Man Utd job is a vastly different experience to running around the States trying to equalize the odds like he did when he starred in The Equalizer back in the 80s.
Joking aside, Scholes continued to rant on about Woodward when he wrote about his possible inclusion in the United coaching squad, “I’ve not spoken to Woodward. I came back for Ryan Giggs for the last few games of last season to try to help out, but I’m not waiting for a phone call and don’t expect to be at United next season.”
Of course not….you’re the new star of Paddy Power.
After casting Woodward aside, Scholes went on to air his opinions about England’s World Cup hope: Wayne Rooney.
“There’s a chance he’s worn out. Wayne’s peak may have been a lot younger than what we’d expect of footballers traditionally. Age 28 or 29 has been the normal ‘peak’. With Wayne, it could have been when he scored 27 league goals in 2011/2012 when he was 26. Wayne might be a player who’d retire come 31 or 32, given the amount of football he’s played. Ryan Giggs has been on the go for ages, but he adjusted his position. Can Wayne do the same? I don’t think Wayne will be able to play center forward until he’s 34 or 35. But he could play center midfield, possibly, into his mid-thirties.“
He’s a breath of fresh air that lad.
A breath of fresh air.