Three successive man of the match performances by veteran midfielder Paul Scholes have caught the attention of France legend Zinedine Zidane. Scholes has made a sizzling start to the new season turning on man of the match displays for Manchester United in the 3-1 defeat of Chelsea in the Community Shield, Newcastle and then Fulham in the Premier League. England manager Fabio Capello is understood to still want the midfield maestro included in his Euro 2004 squad.
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is relieved to put his South African summer of discontent behind and concentrate on the imminent Premier League season ahead. The 29 year old is one of five players summoned by the French Football Federation to face a disciplinary hearing scheduled for later this month. As team captain, Evra is facing sanctions for leading a player revolt at the World Cup but feels that he is being unfairly punished and says he wants to wear his country’s colours once again.
One quality that Manchester United has an abundance of is confidence. Some rivals have often mistaken it for arrogance but nothing can be further from the truth. The old saying that success breeds success has never been better illustrated than it has at Old Trafford over the last 20 years as the silverware came in season after season. That very success is what instills the confidence into everyone connected with the club as the latest issue of Inside United shows. The magazine gives 10 reasons why the 2010-11 season will belong to United…and that perceived arrogance has absolutely nothing to do with it.