Fabio Capello has claimed Paul Scholes performed a World Cup U-turn on the eve of his squad announcement.
Scholes famously rejected a place in Capello’s 30-man provisional squad, pointing out he had not been given enough time to make his decision.
Given England’s performances in South Africa, it was a big decision that potentially had an impact on the Three Lions’ campaign as a whole.
Yet Capello has revealed the initial conversations between Scholes and Franco Baldini were positive, before the Manchester United star got in touch the following morning to confirm some bad news.
“Franco spoke with him in the evening and he said yes,” Capello told.