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Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes will not play again this season because of an eye condition, the club have confirmed.

“Paul Scholes has a medical condition affecting the vision in his right eye,” United said in a statement.

“It is not a football related injury. This has been confirmed by a number of specialists who have all agreed that he needs to rest for a period of three months.

“Obviously it is a disappointment for Paul and Manchester United that he will miss the rest of this season. We look forward to having him back for pre-season training.”

The 31-year-old midfielder has not played since receiving a blow to the head in United’s match at Birmingham City on December 28.

Scholes has spent his entire career at Old Trafford and has made almost 500 appearances for United.

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