Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville, Robin Van Persie and Ryan Giggs have each waxed lyrically about Scholes' unerring vision and talent on the ball, and anyone who has ever seen this genius at work knows that they’re right in proclaiming him England’s finest midfielder of the last 25 years.
But athletes wane, and despite moving from centre forward to an attacking and now holding midfielder as his career progressed, it would now appear that Scholes is at the end of his tenure as a Manchester United player.
We’ve been through this before though. In 2011, Scholes made a miraculous comeback to almost lead United to their 20th title. But I can’t see that happening again, can you?
Here are five reasons why Paul Scholes should leave Manchester United in the summer.