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Paul Scholes high hopes with Manchester United's squad

Manchester United’s Paul Scholes has high hopes for the 2012 / 2013 season with the current squad and new additions within the club & expresses his hunger for trophies.

Manchester United have boosted their squad for this season campaign with the signings of:

  •  Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
  •  Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund)
  •  Nick Powell (Crewe Alexander)
  •  Alexander Büttner (Vitesse Arnhem)
  •  Angelo Henriquez (Universidad de Chile)

On Sunday against Southampton, Paul Scholes was the game changer as he came on as a substitute when the reds were 2-1 down, with pin point passes, creating space & distribution a plenty, even Robin van Persie who scored a hat-trick said that Paul Scholes was the man of the match.

Paul Scholes sat down with Gemma Thompson from earlier this week, the following quotes are courtesy of the Official website:

“You always like to see new players come in even if they’re in your position because it’s healthy for the team and exciting to play with the new players, We’ve got strength everywhere in the squad. We’ve struggled with injuries to defenders, but when we have everyone fit I think there are two teams that the manager has available to him and that could compete in the Premier League and cup competitions. It all looks very healthy and, as players, we know when we get given our chance we have to take it. If you don’t, you’ll be out of the team, simple as that.”

“All the new signings have settled in well. Shinji [Kagawa] has been with us since the start of pre-season so he’s had a good amount of time to settle in. He’s a top class player who did great in Germany and we’re lucky to have him.”

“Nick Powell has done really well. He hasn’t had much first team action yet but he’s only a young lad and there’s plenty of time for him. He has great quality.”

“Robin [van Persie] is a top signing and we all hope to form a good understanding with him as the season goes on and Alex [Buttner] played his first game for the Under 21s last week and did really well.”

“There’s great competition for places with so many good players here and there are plenty of games to come [for everyone to be involved in].”

Paul Scholes on Shinji Kagawa

“Shinji is just a clever footballer who gets into those great positions where it’s difficult for other teams to pick him up, He’s always on the move which makes it easier for the midfielders to find him.”

“He really fits in with the way we play. It’s important that he links up well with the midfielders and centre forwards and he’s already shown he’s clever enough to do that. He’s very intelligent and someone we all enjoy playing with.”

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