Manchester United midfielder Scholes 'totally convinced' he's making right decision to retire

The 38-year-old former England international announced his retirement from football for the second time on Saturday but has ruled out the possibility of a second comeback
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes insists he is "totally convinced" that it is the right time to retire after announcing his intention to quit professional football for the second time at the end of the season.

The former England international first announced his retirement in the summer of 2011, but returned to the Red Devils' first team just six months later.

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He immediately became a key cog in Sir Alex Ferguson's team but has struggled with a knee injury in 2013 and has made only three appearances since the turn of the year, of all of which have come in the FA Cup.

"It's probably not the season I would have liked to have gone out on but the last four months have been quite difficult with injury, with my knee, trying to get back fit again," Scholes told Sky Sports.

"I'm totally convinced [this is the right decision]. I was convinced last time, at the time you are, I know now in my head I've gone as far as I possibly can physically. I think this will be the end... again."

Scholes played over 700 games for Manchester United in all competitions, scoring 155 goals. He also was capped for England 66 times before retiring from international football in 2004.