The return of Paul Scholes last season was almost the catalyst that drove us to a 20th Premier League title, and Warren Joyce believes it is his spell working with the reserves that initiated his return.
Scholes retired at the end of the 2010/2011 season stating that he didn’t want to become a bit part player, instead he began a spell working with Warren Joyce’s reserve side.
But prior to the FA Cup game against Man City back In January, it was announced that Scholes had returned to first team duties.
Scholes’ return galvanised a United side that was just pipped at the final post by Man City to the title but his return and it’s effects were clear for all to see and Warren Joyce has told ManUtd.Com that it may have been his spell in the first team that reignited the spark:
“It was good for the reserves to train with Paul Scholes before Christmas, to get him involved with training and see how to act properly.
“He didn’t want to not be top man. His pride wanted him to be the best player and he raised the bar in training.
“I think it was good for him as well. Maybe, he just trained like he did when he was 18 again and working under Eric Harrison in the youth team. He was at them and they were at him. There was great spirit – he was kicking them and they were kicking him!”