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The 37-year-old icon is making a sensational return to the pitch for the rest of the season - have the Red Devils made a wise move or has Sir Alex Ferguson lost the plot?

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Shortly before kick-off in Sunday's FA Cup derby, Manchester United announced the amazing news that iconic midfielder Paul Scholes is coming out of retirement to rejoin the playing squad for the rest of the season.

There were rumours in the days leading up to the derby that the former England playmaker was ready to return, but the actual confirmation has still come as a surprise.

What the decision means for the rest of the Red Devils' January transfer window plans and their Premier League title challenge remains to be seen.

Will this mean United will now not sign anyone in the transfer window, with Scholes making up for their injury absence? Is he still good enough at 37 to spearhead a title challenge against the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham?

Goal.com wants to know what you think about the decision Sir Alex Ferguson has made to grant Scholes the return he wanted after retiring last summer.

Do you think it is a masterstroke? Is the creative ability of Scholes just what they have been missing and is his fitness still good enough?

Or is this a disastrous move? Would you rather see the player keep his legacy and stay on the sidelines while United make transfer moves for some fresh blood?

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