Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/29/12
Paul Scholes needed no persuading to extend his career by another season after admitting he handled his initial retirement badly. The 37-year-old called time on his stellar career following the 2011 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona at Wembley. Six months later, he was turning out for Manchester United in their FA Cup third round tie at Manchester City , having asked Sir Alex Ferguson if he could make the most dramatic of comebacks. Scholes has since signed on for another season, which Ferguson does expect to be the former England midfielder's last. It was not that Scholes thought his first decision was necessarily wrong. More than by accepting a coaching role, he was forced to watch old team-mates train every day at Carrington, which meant his own desire to play never completely went away. "I was all right for the first couple of months after retiring and didn't really miss anything," Scholes told reporters on Manchester United's recent pre-season tour of South Afric...
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