Scholes future up in air

Paul Scholes has admitted he is still unsure whether he will remain a Manchester United player next season.

The 36-year-old made a return to Premier League action on Tuesday night at Bloomfield Road as United battled back to earn a 3-2 win.

While fellow United veteran Ryan Giggs earned most of the plaudits following his game-turning half-time introduction, it was Scholes who supplied the pass for Dimitar Berbatov's winner.

Giggs has revealed that he will continue to play on into next season, yet Scholes is keen to concentrate on his own form this term before committing his future to the club.

"I don't know what I'm doing next year. I just want to concentrate on getting back playing for now," Scholes told MUTV.

"I like to have a week or two off at Christmas. This one just stretched out a bit longer, which has not been ideal.

"Hopefully in the next few weeks I can regain some fitness. We've still got some very difficult away games to come.

"We have to play the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea away from home but we are in a strong position at the minute. We need to keep that going."

One fan happy to see Scholes return from injury was Blackpool manager Ian Holloway.

The Seasiders boss lauded the midfielder prior to kick off, branding the soft-spoken United player a "genius".

"Paul Scholes is one of my favourite passers of the ball ever," said Holloway.

"When he passes the ball it stays passed. The ball goes exactly where he wants it to. I have always loved him for that.

"I played against him once or twice and he is an absolute genius.

"He is a role model for anyone who wants to play football. He is a joy to watch. In fact, I wish he was 21, then I could see his career all over again."