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Man Utd legend hopeful of carving out coaching career

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes admits he is missing day-to-day involvement in football, with a return to coaching - or taking on a managerial role - very much in his thoughts.

Scholes admits he misses being involved in football day-to-day. Credit: PA

Scholes, with the Red Devils as a player from youth level until his second and final retirement in 2013, had a couple of brief stints coaching at United in 2011-12 and 2013-14.

Last year, the 40-year-old and his 'Class of 92' colleagues Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers became owners of Salford City, and he has since done a small amount of coaching their players.

Scholes was also in charge of the team, alongside Phil Neville, for one game when the non-league outfit were between permanent bosses last season - although for the most part, he is more of a background overseer.

Speaking to the BBC, Scholes said:

I love football, I've not been involved now properly for two years and coaching is a way into it.

I miss being involved day-to-day with players and being in a dressing room. If something comes up in the future that I fancy, then great. If it doesn't, then it doesn't. But it is definitely something I enjoy.

It is probably what I miss most really, when you see teams getting ready for a Saturday afternoon - you look at the results all the time and you are not involved. It is difficult not to be around.

– Man United legend Paul Scholes


Scholes: Man United are 'miserable' under Van Gaal

Former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes has called some of the football his old club are playing under Louis van Gaal "miserable".

Scholes isn't impressed with United under Van Gaal. Credit: PA

Despite Van Gaal taking United to third in the table in his first season in charge, some critics have had issues with the style of play employed by the Dutchman.

Another ex-player, Gary Neville, caused a stir when he compared them to a pub side earlier this season, while Scholes also has issues.

Writing in the Independent in the wake of the midweek win over Burnley, he said:

It does not give me any pleasure to say that at the moment I am struggling to watch Louis van Gaal's team with any great enjoyment. They beat Burnley on Wednesday night but it was Burnley who had by far the best of the first half.

At times, United's football is miserable. To beat opposing teams you have to attack, and to attack you have to take risks. Too few of the players in the current team are prepared to take those risks.

– Former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes

Scholes scores goal from own half in five-a-side match

Retired Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has shown he still has it - by chipping the goalkeeper from his own half in a five-a-side match.

Scholes, who quit as a professional at the end of the last season, scored the stunner for Chaddy Park Legends in their Over 35s Vets League.

Scholes was on the red carpet last night for the premiere of the Class of '92 film.

Man United's Scholes plays last match before retiring

Midfielder Paul Scholes has been brought on as a substitute in Manchester United's match against West Brom.

Manchester United's Paul Scholes makes his final appearance for the club, replacing teammate Shinji Kagawa. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

This is Scholes' 718th and final game before his retirement.

He was booked for "unsporting behaviour" following a tackle on Claudio Yacob.