Paul Scholes: 'Competition for midfield places is healthy'

Paul Scholes
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Paul Scholes believes that having an array of midfield players at the club is "healthy" and "exciting".

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has insisted that he is happy to wait for a starting spot in the team as he believes it will enable the club to challenge in all competitions.

Scholes has yet to start a match for Manchester United this season but he was instrumental in United's 3-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday, and he has revealed that he is happy to be patient for a place in the starting lineup.

The 37-year-old told the club's 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. When we have everyone fit, there are two teams that the manager has available to him that could compete in the Premier League and cup competitions.

"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."

Scholes came out of retirement in January 2012 to score four goals in 21 games for the club.

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