Alex Ferguson full of praise for golden oldie goalscorer Paul Scholes

Guardian

Veteran midfielder hailed after Manchester United's 3-0 win over Bolton, but manager criticises referees for inconsistent decisionsSir Alex Ferguson hailed the return of Paul Scholes as the 37-year-old midfielder marked his comeback with his first Old Trafford goal for two years to send Manchester United level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. After the 3–0 win over Bolton, Ferguson also had a blast at referees' supremo Mike Riley for allowing inconsistent decision-making, which he claims is ruining the game.There was faint praise from the United manager for Wayne Rooney – "He had his moments but he can do better" – which may refuel rumours of a rift between the two, but there was no mistaking Ferguson's affection for Scholes, whose opening goal vindicated the decision to resurrect his career."He's back," Fe...

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