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Scholes not think of hanging up his boots just yet

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says he has no plans to retire from the game, despite approaching his 36th birthday. The legs may not allow him to motor up and down the field like he did in his heyday, but his football brain remains as sharp as ever.

Scholes, who will turn 36 in November, admits he feels as fresh as ever and insists he will carry on playing for as long as he feels he can do himself and his club justice.

"I haven't set any limits," said Scholes after his starring role in Monday's 3-0 win over Newcastle.

"I'll just keep going, hopefully keep playing well and getting in the team and just see where it goes from there.

"It depends on performances and how you play. I did go through last season thinking this might be the last time I played against this team or stuff like that. But I just don't know. My performances will decide when I finish.

"At 35 I thought that would be it. From being young and first getting into the squad, you just presume everyone will finish at 35 and that's it. Whatever you do after that is a bonus.

"At the end of last season I felt okay and hopefully this season I will do as well."

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