Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has come out of retirement once again to play in India’s top futsal league.
His decision was announced by the Premier Futsal league’s social media channels on Thursday morning and he is one of several prominent names to become linked with the futsal league.
The competition will see eight city-based franchises compete over a 3-week period to be crowned the first Premier Futsal league champions.
Deco will also play in the competition and the one-time Barcelona and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo is the league’s president.
Scholes has become the second of the eight marquee players who would will be a part of Premier Futsal commencing on July 15 and reports suggest players would be assigned teams through a player draft which is expected to take place later this month.
He initially retired in 2011 after a remarkable 21-year-long association with United, where he won won 11 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues trophies, but Sir Alex Ferguson persuaded him to re-join the following year to provide cover in central midfield.
It’s been three years since he hung up his boots, he has since worked as a BT Sports pundit and was one of Louis van Gaal‘s most vocal critics before he was sacked at Old Trafford last month, but he has backed the appointment of Jose Mourinho and believes he’ll bring an entertaining style of play back to Old Trafford.