The appeals won't change anything.
Sir Alex Ferguson insists Paul Scholes will be included in Manchester United's midfield this season, irrespective of any new arrivals at Old Trafford.
Scholes missed a large chunk of last season with an eye problem which placed a question mark over his professional career.
He returned as a substitute in the final game of the campaign against Charlton Athletic and also featured in Roy Keane's testimonial.
The ex-England international has travelled with United for the pre-season tour to South Africa and now appears to have fully recovered from his eye complaint.
Though Scholes is now 31, Ferguson is confident there is still a valuable role for the United stalwart this season.
Ferguson has been linked with several midfielders, but admits he will always make room for Scholes in his team.
"Paul Scholes is back, it is as simple as that," affirmed Ferguson.
"It doesn't matter who I am thinking about bringing into my midfield, Paul Scholes will be included, as he would in any side in the world.
"He is a fantastic footballer and without question Paul can still have a massive impact on The Premiership.
"I am delighted to have him back."
The United boss concedes Scholes' eye problem was a worry for the club, but now feels the player is back in peak condition.
He added: "What he experienced last year was a worry because it was the type of injury we had no knowledge of.
"We didn't really know how it happened, therefore we were a bit anxious about it.
"But, as we got to the end of the season, he started to improve and now he is 100 percent.
"He has come through every training session so far. He is only 31 and he still has a good few years ahead of him."
morning all, so ruud on his way out. torres bid looms possibly. Hey rafa when will you know the teams for todays game.
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im gonna play a bit of Football Manager...speak to ya at around 12 or something...