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Manchester United Transfers: 5 Options to Replace Paul Scholes
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Sixteen years, 466 appearances and 102 goals later, one of the greatest midfielders Manchester United has ever had the pleasure of calling their own is riding off into the sunset. 

With his retirement, Paul Scholes leaves a glaring hole at the central midfield position at Old Trafford. 

Certainly, Sir Alex Ferguson would dish out some money, snap his fingers and find Scholes' replacement, right?

Not so much.  

Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated time and time again this summer that he will look to within to find Scholes' replacement, instead of handing out a lucrative contract to any of the talented midfielders available via transfer this summer. 

As the greatest manager in United and maybe even English football history, fans of the Red Devils have no choice but to trust the man who has guided the club through 25 years of dominance. 

Here are five potential in-house candidates that may be able fill the playmaking void left in the United midfield by Paul Scholes' retirement. 

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