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Scholes: Man Utd do not need to replace me - I have been passenger for 5 years

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes feels Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't need to buy a replacement for him.

Scholes hung up the boots at the end of last season.

He told the Manchester Evening News, "I don't think it is a big deal really replacing me because I haven't been the type of player people are talking about for the last four or five years. I haven't been scoring goals or been the main playmaker in the team for a while. I don't think I actually need replacing in that way at all.

"I wasn't the pulling the strings anymore, definitely in the last two years and probably even since I was 31-32. I haven't been as prominent in the side. I wasn't scoring the goals and I wasn't making the goals. I think people are obsessed with having to replace me.

"If you look at the facts over the last couple of years. I haven't played in the big games. So I don't think there is that much that needs replacing."

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