Paul Scholes reveals major mistake made in his Manchester United career

Scholes reveals major ‘mistake’ in his Man Utd playing career
Scholes reveals major ‘mistake’ in his Man Utd playing career / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Paul Scholes believes he made a huge mistake by continuing playing for Manchester United after rivals Manchester City won the Premier League title in 2012.

Sergio Aguero broke the hearts of the United players and fans after scoring an iconic last-minute winner at the Etihad to beat Queens Park Rangers as City lifted their first league title, leaving United crestfallen as they lost out on the trophy on goal difference.

Scholes, who retired in 2011, admitted he still can't bring himself to watch Aguero's sensational winner against QPR.

“We went into Sunderland away and thought the league was gone,” Scholes said on BT Sport’s ‘What I Wore’ series.

“City had to beat QPR at home and that’s not a problem, that will happen. We came off the pitch and they are 2-1 down with two minutes to go or something. I can’t believe you pulled [that Aguero shirt] out. I can’t watch it, can’t listen to it.”

Scholes returned to play for the Red Devils for one final time and lifted the Premier League title for an incredible 11th time in his career before he calling it quits at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Scholes added: “I’d have carried on. But it was a mistake to carry on. Definitely a mistake. I can remember two or three games into that next season I thought, ‘What have I done?’”

The legendary midfielder went on to play an impressive 711 games for United, scoring 152 times.