Paul Scholes's return is a big positive, claims Chris Smalling

Guardian

• Defender says Manchester United dressing room has lifted• 'We were close to throwing it away' in Cup, Smalling admitsChris Smalling is convinced Paul Scholes's shock return can kick-start Manchester United's flagging Premier League title quest. "Paul is going to be a real positive addition to our squad," said Smalling. "I was disappointed when he called it a day last year. I saw first hand the things he could do on the pitch and I know he can still do them."All of us were hoping he would come back and I am sure a few of the older lads have been saying things to him about it. It does pep up the dressing room when you see a player of the calibre of Paul Scholes in there. It gave the young lads a lift just to see him preparing for yesterday's match."Smalling conceded United switched off at the start of the second half of their FA Cup third...

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