Manchester United 4-0 Aston Villa [Premier League] 15/04/2012
“We had a lot of possession and played some fantastic football in attack. But we conceded too many goals and we’re not happy about that.”
- Nani (Premier League 2011/12: Manchester United 4 - Everton 4)
He never needed to speak for himself
Chicharito celebrates his goal with Paul Scholes.
“Over the last six years at the club he’s been terrific, one of the most under-rated players the Premier League has had. Since he’s come, we’ve won the league in all but one season. That says it all.”
- Paul Scholes on Michael Carrick.
“The last few weeks, Paul has been training very hard with the reserves and doing a lot of work in the gym. He came to see me and said ‘I regret retiring’. There are no negatives for me. The players have been delighted. I am delighted. The fans are delighted. The last few weeks he has been stepping up his training and been taking part in our training sessions during the week. It is a terrific addition to our squad at a very important part of our season. Everyone knows he’s one of the greatest players in Manchester United’s history.”
- Sir Alex Ferguson
“I’ve been pretty clear since I stopped playing that I miss it. I’m delighted the manager feels I can still make a contribution to the team and I’m looking forward to playing my part in trying to bring more success to this great club.”
- Paul Scholes