Man Utd's Scholes wins £250,000 on the races

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes enjoyed a big couple of days at the races.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes enjoyed a big couple of days at the races.

The Sunday Mirror says Scholes won nearly a quarter of a million pounds gambling £46,000 three horse races in just 48 hours.

The Manchester United player made the winning punts in a two-day spree, picking horses from the stable of favourite trainer, Howard Johnson.

Scholes, a married father of three, owns four horses himself. He bought one, Moscow Eight, as part of a syndicate believed to include United team-mates Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, John O'Shea, Wes Brown and Michael Carrick.

He said in one interview: "I just like to see the horses, watching them train, seeing how they go."