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Paul Scholes added another significant achievement to his long list of accolades as he helped Manchester United back to the top of the Premier League in their 2-0 win over Portsmouth at Old Trafford.

As the midfield ever-present aims to spur his side to yet another league championship (Scholes has won eight league titles during his time at Old Trafford) the 34-year-old joined an elite group of players who have racked up 600 appearances for the Red Devils.

The others include Ryan Giggs (798 appearances), Bobby Charlton (758 appearances) and Bill Foulkes (688 appearances) -- no mean feat in an era where lucrative transfer fees and wages tempt many of the top players to move clubs several times during their career. Read full article »

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