Former England and Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes managed to turn back time as he scored a trademark long-range screamer at the Soccer Aid for UNICEF charity match. Playing at the iconic Old Trafford, Scholes was playing for England XI in a team with former Man United players like Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and many other big British celebrities.
While against Scholes was the World XI led by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Luis Nani, and many more global stars. Coming on in the second half, Paul Scholes found a loose ball dropped his way on the edge of the box as the World XI goalkeeper attempted to clear it away. But in classic Scholesy fashion, the Englishman smashed one of the cleanest of strikes which zoomed low into the bottom corner and celebrated this finish with Tom Hiddleston.
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But the game didn’t go well for Paul Scholes as he went off injured soon after scoring his stunner. The 48-year-old fell awkwardly during a collision with former Man United team-mate Nani and later was hobbling off and played no further part in the game, which World XI won 4-2. Talking about the goal scorers, Asa Butterfield got on the scorecard with Scholes for England. Whereas for World XI, Usain Bolt, Kem Cetinay and Robbie Keane scored with the former Irish star scoring twice.
After his team’s defeat, Scholes took to Instagram and shared a story, expressing annoyance about the blue flags held by the crowd. The Man United midfielder also added a caption for the picture as he wrote, “Somebody had got to be taking the p*** with these flags!!”