Paul Scholes shines but Manchester United heritage industry has limits

Guardian

• Scholes proves his Old Trafford influence still sparkles• But errors against Bolton Wanderers send a warningManchester United were a tribute act that still contained one of the original members. A retreating Bolton Wanderers allowed them such scope that Sir Alex Ferguson's side were often in a 4-2-4 formation that would have made spectators nostalgic. The sense of heritage may have been particularly inspiring for Paul Scholes, who turned in a low ball from Wayne Rooney on the verge of the interval.The midfielder is now averaging a goal a game in the Premier League this season, although that is a flippant statistic since the scorer has just come out of retirement. There could be another deluge of tributes to a remarkable footballer, but no one can pretend he is ageless. Ferguson was mindful of practicalities when giving the 37‑year‑old a...

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