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Man Utd legend Scholes insists interference forced him to quit Oldham

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has discussed his short spell with Oldham Athletic.

Scholes lasted just 31 days as manager with the Latics.

He told the Daily Mail: "I had heard loads of stories about interference and stuff. The first three weeks there was little bits. Not so much "leave him out, he can't play, don't play him, play the player I said", there was nothing like that in the first three weeks.

"There were subtle hints, yeah of course, but I'm not stupid enough to not realise what they are trying to do. In the last week there was a couple of issues with a couple of players. Experienced pros that I felt didn't deserve to be treated the way the club wanted to treat them.

"I didn't need the hassle of that. I really like the players, really respected them and would have done anything for them. But once I get told 'don't play him', that's when it is time for me to go...

"That only happened once, but that was the end of it. There were subtle hints along the way, but that was the end of it."


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