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10th Nov 2015

Paul Scholes’ finishing at U-16 level clearly left a lot to be desired

He came good

Darragh Murphy

Paul Scholes must have got a kick up the arse towards the end of 1987.

The retired Manchester United midfielder will go down as one of the greatest players to ever grace the Old Trafford turf and was one of the best goalscoring midfielders of all time.

But he wasn’t always so adept at finding the net.

The stats for¬†North Manchester High School’s U-16 team in the 1986/87 season have emerged and prove that Scholes wasn’t a natural-born finisher.


We’re going to go out on a limb and say that he addressed the problem, though, as he did go on to score 155 goals for United

Perhaps there’s hope for all of us, but never mind Scholes – what the hell happened to goal-machine Alan Heald?