Date:15th January 2012 at 2:15pm
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If you think you were happy about Paul Scholes’ return imagine how happy Sir Bobby Charlton must have been?

The United legend has long been a fan of Scholes so was rightfully over the moon when the midfielder made a shock return against Man City last week.

Scholes’ return has been met with a mixed response with some looking at it as a step backwards for United, having to draft in a retired 37 year old to solve our problems but Charlton isn’t buying into all of that.

Speaking to United Review, Sir Bobby said:

“I have been more upbeat since I heard about Paul Scholes returning to the squad.

“It is one of the best pieces of news I have ever had.

“He is a sensational footballer and we are very lucky to have him.

“Maybe the one thing Sir Alex (Ferguson) had given a bit of thought to was that we needed a creative player in midfield.

“Suddenly there is a knock on the door and it is Paul Scholes saying he wants to play again.

“Alex must have thought it was Christmas all over again.”