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Not Rooney nor Butt, the second former player with yellow and red cards’ record

By his field's position, it was common to see him make so many fouls

By Angus Barnes

By his field's position, it was common to see him make so many fouls
By his field's position, it was common to see him make so many fouls
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As well as Ryan Giggs, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Gary Neville, among others, Paul Scholes is one of the maximum idols that Manchester United has because of his love and demonstrated attitude inside the field each match he played at Old Trafford and away.


The former central midfield belongs to the unforgotten 1992 players’ generation. This group of excellent and formidable football players, which Scholes was a member, was formed by Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Phil Neville. All of them were very well trained as athletes and as individuals by Sir Alex Ferguson.

In addition, most of this winner and successful generation is at the top 25 of players with the most games in the red devils’ history. In first place, Giggs played 963 matches, followed by Scholes with 716 games, and by Gary Neville (third with 602), Beckham (sixteenth with 394), Butt (eighteenth with 386), Phil Neville (twentieth with 381), and Solskjaer (23rd with 366).

In terms of goals scored and assists achieved, the former red hair soccer player made 155 goals and 81 assists in almost 20 years of career, 19 years to be more precisely (1994-2013) with one year inactive between 2011 and 2012. It’s hard to believe that Scholes returned to play at Old Trafford after his first retirement as a professional, but the Ferguson and fans’ insistence could more than anything else.     

Both negative stats that accompained Scholes during his football journey

Apart form the goals, assists and games, the former right foot and 26 times champions with Manchester United keeps two not so pleasant records: the second football player with most yellow and red cards in the red devil’s history after Roy Keane. He received 144 yellow cards and 9 red cards (3 directly and 6 double yellows). 

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