Credit: Instagram

Credit: Instagram

The annual fundraising game, Soccer Aid 2023 returned to the home of Manchester United with star-studded lineups including Gary Neville, Usain Bolt, and Patrice Evra, teaming up to help generate funds for the UNICEF. Paul Scholes was among those playing for England as he headed back to the ground he used to call home. Unfortunately, he did not complete the game as he was substituted because of an injury.

46-year-old former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was back at Old Trafford as he played for the England team against the World XI and even managed to score a long-range goal. Scholes was forced to be substituted after getting a knee injury. Scholes was spotted hobbling out of his house on crutches the next morning.

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He claimed that he has badly injured his knee but it was worth it as he wrote on Instagram, "Knee's f***** but couldn't give two s****... nothing will ever give me a better feeling than playing in front of a full house at OT and scoring a goal.” Scholes' daughter, Alicia, also took to Instagram to share a video of her dad walking out of the house on crutches.

scholes story sportstiger Scholes is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, having won 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups, and two Champions League trophies with Manchester United. The midfielder retired from professional football in 2013 but has since played in various charity matches and legends games.