Man Utd legend Paul Scholes filmed topping up petrol roadside from jerry can

Manchester United hero Paul Scholes has been filmed by his daughter filling up his Mercedes with a plastic jerry can as the nation panics over petrol shortage fears.

The former England midfielder, who won 11 Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson between 1996 and 2013, was recorded by his daughter Alicia filling up his car on Monday.

The upload comes as the country is gripped by fears over about a shortage of petrol, with many stations forcing to close and others having queues that last for hours.

Scholes, however, seems to be covered for his next few journeys, having filled up his car from a portable container which was handed over by someone he knew.

In the clip, the 46-year-old, who was wearing a black hoody, was handed a canister by a mystery man and begun filling up his car.

Alicia, 20, then poked fun at her father by joking that he can no longer challenge her when she has no petrol in her car, writing: "Last time u can have a go at me for having no petrol @paulscholesaaa."

Scholes has three children with childhood sweetheart, Claire, whom he married in 1999.

As well as Alicia, the family includes Arron and Aiden.

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Regarding the fears over petrol, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng agreed on Sunday to 'implement a measure to temporarily exempt industry from the Competition Act 1998'.

That measure has been taken for 'the purpose of sharing information and optimising supply'.

Kwarteng has said: "We have long-standing contingency plans in place to work with industry so that fuel supplies can be maintained and deliveries can still be made in the event of a serious disruption.

"While there has always been and continues to be plenty of fuel at refineries and terminals, we are aware that there have been some issues with supply chains.

"This is why we will enact the Downstream Oil Protocol to ensure industry can share vital information and work together more effectively to ensure disruption is minimised.

"We thank HGV drivers and all forecourt staff for their tireless work during this period."

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