Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has called for his team to ‘sand up and start playing’ as they reach the business end of their season.
Scholes, who was this week named by Barcelona ace Xavi as the greatest midfielder of his generation, is not short of admirers, even at 34.
Zidane, arguably one of the best players of all time, still labels Scholes as the most complete midfielder of his generation and the United player isn’t quite ready to hang up his boots yet.
“It’s the sign for the run-in,” said Scholes. “It just kind of happens without you knowing it.
“You know there are 12 games left in the league, the FA Cup is getting down to the latter stages and Europe is starting again.
“Every game becomes more important. It is the time to stand up and start playing.”
United are away to Marseille in the first leg of their European encounter and Scholes is expecting a difficult test in the South of France.
He added: “Marseille won’t be easy. It’s a tough place. We played there before quite a few years ago and got beaten.
“But we are looking forward to it. Hopefully it is the start of a good end to the season for us and we can go all the way to the final again and win it.”