Paul Scholes expects Jose Mourinho criticism after becoming Oldham manager

Paul Scholes expects Jose Mourinho criticism after becoming Oldham manager

"I think he will be watching results", Scholes said at a news conference".

"Paul will have my backing 100 per cent and hopefully we can work together to bring success back to this club".

Manchester United wished Scholes luck, saying in a message on Twitter: "Best of luck to Scholesy in his new role as first-team manager of @OfficialOAFC!"

"I've got great experience with Gary (Neville) too, what he did in Valencia, Ryan (Giggs) with Wales and under Louis Van Gaal (at United)". Beckham is the only member of the Class of 92 - a reference to United's 1992 Youth Cup win - who has yet to take on any coaching role. However, Scholes has now resigned from his position from Salford but will remain a shareholder.

Scholes, who signed an 18-month contract, takes charge of an Oldham side placed 14th in League Two, nine points adrift of the play-offs, and a seemingly comfortable 14 points above the relegation spots.

The law guiding the league says anyone with conflict of interest will not be allowed to take any role, and since the former midfielder keeps ten percent of shares at Salford, it became hard. I have never understood why players and managers listen to pundits.

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Carragher caused a stir on social media recently when comparing the two sides, suggesting that United have the edge in terms of squad depth.

Scholes made over 700 appearances for the Red Devils and won 11 Premier League titles and the Champions League during his spell at the Theatre of Dreams.

When Ferguson retired in May 2013, the former England worldwide hung up his boots for the second time after making 716 appearances for United.

Scholes will be in the dugout for his first game in charge tomorrow night (Tuesday 12th February 2019) at home to Yeovil Town.

FILE - In this Saturday Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, Paul Scholes as a television commentator prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England.

The 44-year-old retired from playing in 2013 having spent his entire career at Old Trafford, and he initially moved into punditry.

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