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Paul Scholes was close to TEARS when Man United were pipped to the 2011-12 title by Man City

Published on: 23 September 2022

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has revealed he was close to tears after the club were dramatically pipped to the Premier League title by rivals Manchester City in the 2011-12 season.

Sergio Aguero fired in a last-gasp winner in stoppage time against QPR in one of the most iconic moments in top flight history to ensure City won their first ever league crown, with United's 1-0 win over Sunderland not enough to bring the trophy home.

United's players were pictured looking glum on the pitch at the Stadium of Light knowing their efforts were for nothing despite Wayne Rooney's strike putting them top of the table - with City 2-1 down - before Edin Dzeko levelled for the Citizens and Aguero broke United's hearts.

Speaking to old team-mate Gary Neville on Overlap Xtra, courtesy of SkyBet, he said: 'I nearly cried. It made it worse, because City playing QPR, we just didn't think it would be a problem. We went to Sunderland thinking it don't matter.

'We didn't think we'd won the league [at full-time],' he added. 'You don't think like that, do you?'

'All I knew growing up was you're either a City fan or a United fan, so that was probably why [the City games felt bigger],' Scholes explained when pressed on the matter by Neville. '

'Liverpool was a big game but City was always the one for me.'


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