Paul Scholes’ daughter captured the embarrassing moment for the Manchester United great with the midfielder one of millions facing a fuel shortage
Winning 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two Champions League and being widely recognised as one of the best midfielders of his generation hasn’t stopped Paul Scholes from facing the same problem as the rest of the country.
The Manchester United legend was captured filling up his Mercedes 4MATIC with fuel from a jerry can as the fuel crisis continues to sweep across the UK.
So often the driving force in United’s engine room, Scholes was left stranded on the side of the country road after running out of petrol.
His daughter Alicia Scholes captured the embarrassing moment for the 46-year-old, recording a video with a caption: “Last time you can have a go at me for having no petrol”.
The images show Scholes, dressed in a black hoodie, approached by another man, who hands him a can of petrol to get him back on the road.
The ex-England international is one of millions facing major issues, with panic buyers leaving hundreds of garages facing major issues.
Brian Madderson, the chair of the Petrol Retailers Association has opened up on the mad rush for fuel up and down the country.
“As soon as a tanker arrives at a filling station, people on social media are advising that a tanker has arrived and then it is like bees to a honey pot.
“Everyone flocks there and … within a few hours it is out again,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Recent reports have suggested that the Army could step in to help ease supply problems after a surge in demand due to fears of a driver shortage hitting fuel supplies.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We are starting to see panic buying moderate with more grades of fuel available at more petrol stations.”
Leading fuel companies including BP and shell have attempted to reassure the public that levels will begin to stabilize with supplies unaffected at source.
In a joint statement, they said that given “many cars are now holding more fuel than usual” they expected demand would “return to its normal levels in the coming days.”