Man U star Paul Scholes has car stolen from driveway on cold morning | Car Talk - Car News Jan 2013

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09:46 Tuesday 29 Jan 2013

Manchester United footballer Paul Scholes had his car stolen yesterday morning after he left his engine running while defrosting it on his driveway.

The 38-year-old former England midfielder had gone back inside his home in Oldham, Greater Manchester, while the ice melted on his £30,000 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ.

But while he was inside, thieves made off with his car between 7.45 and 8.00 on Monday morning.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police 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. Inquiries to locate the car are ongoing."

Scholesy obviously hadn't taken our advice not to leave cars unattended on frosty mornings, but considering he earns more than £3m a year and was given the car for free, we can't imagine that he's that gutted.

Chevrolet sponsor Manchester United and last August we told you that players would be offered with a choice of the firm's models as part of a multi-million pound deal. Sir Alex Ferguson banned his younger players from opting for a Chevrolet Corvette and while Scholes was not subject to the ban, he still opted for the cheaper, more practical Captiva.


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