Paul Scholes has been keeping United’s engine room ticking over for the best part of 20 years. However, keeping the engine of his £30,000 Chevrolet Captiva ticking over could be a decision he may regret.
Scholes, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players ever to pull on a United shirt, had gone back inside his house as the ice melted on the windscreen of his Chevrolet but returned to find his car missing.
The theft was reported between 7:45am and Greater Manchester Police are currently investigating.
A Greater Manchester Police statement said: “Police are investigating after a car was stolen while the owner was defrosting the vehicle.
“The grey Chevrolet Estate was stolen from the drive of a house in the Greenfield area of Oldham between 7.45am and 8am on Monday 28 January 2013.
“Inquiries to locate the car are ongoing.”
Manchester United are sponsored by Chevrolet, who take over the shirt sponsorship for the 2014/15 season and United players were offered a free car as part of the deal.
Sir Alex Ferguson banned the clubs younger players from opting for the company’s flagship Corvette after Anderson was injured in a high-speed crash in an expensive sports car a few years ago. Paul Scholes was allowed to choose whichever model he wanted but being the shy and unassuming family man that he is, Scholes opted for the more practical Captiva model.
Considering the keys were in the ignition and the engine was running, it is unlikely that the theft will be covered by insurance meaning Scholes will likely have to fork out on a new car.