The ringer (Video)

It’s never particularly fair when your Sunday league opposition turn up for a game in the morning with what you suspect can only be a ringer playing for them.

You know the feeling; you and a dozen other blokes turn up in the morning a bit worse for wear after 12 mood-lighteners the night before and some guy half your age runs you ragged with his supreme skill and fitness.

Well, here is a clip of a variant of that happening where the ringer in question was arguably the greatest technical midfielder this country has ever produced.

This Paul Scholes turning out for Chadderton Park in between his retirement and second debut for Manchester United where he scored a tidy 12 goals in one game.

One particular, personal highlight is a pinpoint shot into the absolute bottom corner of the tiny five-a-side goal.


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