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Paul Scholes to play in India, becomes 2nd marquee signing for Premier Futsal

Legendary Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is all set to play in India as he became the latest marquee signing for the newly unveiled Premier Futsal league.

football Updated: Jun 23, 2016 13:09 IST
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Paul Scholes

The England international made an impressive 499 appearances for the Red Devils.(AFP Photo)

Legendary Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is all set to play in India as he became the latest marquee signing for the newly unveiled Premier Futsal league.

The England international made an impressive 499 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 107 times in the process and winning an impressive 25 trophies during his long career.

After a career spanning almost 20 years, he initially hung up his boots in 2011 but was recalled by manager Sir Alex Ferguson for an one year stint in 2012 before finally retiring in May, 2013.

Earlier, Portugese legend Luis Figo was roped in to be President of the league, with star India cricketer Virat Kohli being the brand ambassador. Having already roped in the likes of futsal legend Falcao and former Barcelona midfielder Deco, Paul Scholes is the latest name from European football to part of the league.

The league is expected to be played in eight cities with the likes of Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi on the prospective list.