The 2012/13 campaign will be remembered as one of the most comfortable Premier League title triumphs in recent memory for Manchester United.
Despite often not being at their best, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have got into the healthy habit of simply winning football matches, so much so that the title appeared all but wrapped up by February.
But one thing that will irk the Manchester United boss, ever striving for perfection, is his sides exits from the domestic cup competitions and the Champions League, meaning the summer transfer window will undoubtedly see them attempt to bring in some more big names.
High on the agenda will be a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes.
Whilst Michael Carrick has enjoyed his best season in a United shirt and Tom Cleverley is improving all the time, you feel the club legend will need to be replaced at some point with a big name, or one of Europe’s most exciting young prospects.
Here we take a look at five potential ‘successor’s’ for Scholes, if he ever decides to hang up his boots for good.