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Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes admits he probably 'only has one year left' before retirement

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has set his sight on one final season at the club before making the move into coaching.

Scholes, 35, has enjoyed a trophy-laden 16-year spell at Old Trafford and is still considered a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson's midfield. Such has been his form, that England manager Fabio Capello was desperate to bring him out of international retirement and into his World Cup 2010 squad.

Speaking to EPL Talk Podcast, Scholes insisted he wanted one final swansong at United before making the move onto the sidelines.

"I am coming to the end of my playing career and I maybe have one year left," Scholes said.

"I have started doing my coaching badges back in England and hopefully one day I will be able to coach kids or coach some kind of team somewhere."

Scholes also paid tribute to the influence of United supremo Ferguson on his career.

"He has been great," added Scholes.

"It goes without saying what a top manager he has been.

"The amount of players he has brought through the youth team is great and it gives hope to all the kids in the youth team that if they are good enough he will definitely use them.

"It has just been fantastic working with him and I think there is a good few years left in him yet."

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