UK time is: 08:09:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hughes On Red Alert For Scholes And Giggs

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes has been made aware of the possible availability of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes after the Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitted the veteran midfield pair will eventually be 'phased out' at Old Trafford.

Hughes has already publicly stated he would be interested in the Welsh winger and the pass master, should they be made avaiable for transfer this summer, and Ferguson's frank statement may speed up their exits.

Speaking in the wake of United's dramatic Champions League shootout win, Ferguson said to Sky Sports: 'Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are in the twilights of their careers and they will still contribute in a big way next season, as they normally do, but they won't play as many games.

'They will eventually be phased out, which is what you have to do in this life. Ryan will be 35 in November, Paul will be 34, and they will play 25 to 30 games next season, because we have the back-up - we have the young players now.'

I am sure Ferguson would like to keep both of them but will Paul and Ryan accept such a paltry amount of games? Watch. This. Space.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 23 2008

Time: 1:21PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Interesting stuff. I wouldnt mind either of these at the Park. especially Scholes.
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 13:35:00

Add another year and they could both be knackered!! We could get lumbered with another Dwight Yorke - crap player seeing out his career on high wages. Not that I would question either of their attitudes as they have both been immense in Utd's dominence, but I think most people would know what I mean. I would however take both of them now.
Wellsy
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 13:42:00

For a year surely they would be great???
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 13:46:00

Dont see it happening myself, I think both would like to see out their careers at Old Trafford even if that means less football next season.
spinaker7081
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 19:02:00

no on giggs he has been poor this season and is not as quick as he used to be but i would go with scholes even now his passing is better than anyone else in the league, 89.7% of his passes are successful!
durks de rover
Report Abuse
23/05/2008 19:59:00

Cant ever see this happening but if we are to buy from United how about Chris Eagles and Frazier Campbell. Two young hungry talented players who could be bought for reasonable money. Please not Fletcher. I do not rate him at all plus we have enough work horses in the middle of the park
del
Report Abuse
24/05/2008 00:07:00

Would be a great couple of signings if you could sign them even if it were on one year deals. Maybe the old pals act can bear some fruit here.
Dean1
Report Abuse
24/05/2008 00:32:00

Both of those players are not of the right calibre IMO del... think we need to aim high.
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
25/05/2008 14:03:00

Two world-class performers who are real legends but they'll finish their days at Manure.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 19:02:00

that's my asumption as well!
merlin
Report Abuse
26/05/2008 19:13:00

I doubt the 2 will leave United.
Paulinho
Report Abuse
27/05/2008 02:43:00

You never know guys.
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
27/05/2008 10:06:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Striker Stays With Ipswich (Thursday March 26 2015)

Bolton Plan Loanee Talks (Thursday March 26 2015)

Blackburn Keen On Defender Return (Tuesday March 24 2015)

On Is Off Again! (Monday March 23 2015)

Winger Returns To Blackburn (Monday March 23 2015)

Rhodes Or Gestede?? (Monday March 23 2015)

Blackburn 0-1 Brighton (Champ) (Sunday March 22 2015)

Stats: Blackburn v Brighton (Saturday March 21 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 107
2. dallydally 34
3. rover50 18
4. rovers2011 8
5. Rye of the Rovers 4
6. roverjoy 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brentford 39 20 6 13 12 66
8. Wolves 39 18 11 10 11 65
9. Forest 39 15 12 12 8 57
10. Blackburn 39 14 12 13 1 54
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54
12. Sheff Wed 39 13 14 12 -4 53
13. Leeds Utd 39 14 10 15 -4 52

Breaking League News

Slade: Jones loan a financial decision
Bournemouth : 27/03/2015 08:00:01
LUFC On This Day - March 27th
Leeds Utd : 27/03/2015 07:21:01
Fleming: Norwich Is Special To Me
Norwich : 27/03/2015 07:00:00
RUFC - Rayns Disappointed With Reserve Loss
Rotherham : 26/03/2015 22:55:00
LUFC Redfearn explains Adryan absence
Leeds Utd : 26/03/2015 21:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Steele 10%
Henley 10%
Baptiste 0%
Kilgallon 0%
Olsson 50%
Taylor 0%
Spearing 0%
Cairney 0%
Marshall 0%
Brown 0%
Rhodes 20%
Sub:-Spurr 0%
Sub:-Gestede 10%