Paul Scholes: I would have wanted to play for Mourinho

Scholes V Fulham

Manchester United maestro a keen admirer of Chelsea boss.

Former Premier League great, and now carving a career as an outspoken pundit, Paul Scholes has spoken of his admiration for Chelsea's current manager.

Playing for his entire Manchester United career under Sir Alex Ferguson, being transferred never really became an option for him, with rival bosses knowing enquiries would be rejected by player and club.

Scholes has however suggested that Jose Mourinho is the one manager who could have stood a chance at persuading him otherwise.

He told The Mail: "Mourinho is the man I would have wanted to play for. The way he comes across, he is a confident man and someone to look up to. He’s probably a little bit funny to listen to for the players.

"He is a great manager and has managed some great clubs."

United were linked with appointing Jose Mourinho instead of David Moyes when Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and had the Portuguese boss been brought in, there is a possibility Scholes could have reversed his own plans to call time on his playing career for one extra season.

With United's woeful post-Ferguson slump continuing, he may not be the only one to wonder what could have happened had the Red Devils decided to try to beat Chelsea to landing the 'Special One'. 

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