United legend admits it's 'too late' for Van Gaal to approach him

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Paul Scholes was part of the coaching set-up following the sacking of David Moyes in April.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has admitted it is too late for new manager Louis Van Gaal to approach him over a coaching role at the club.

Scholes was part of the back-room staff when Ryan Giggs was appointed interim manager at the end of last season, following the sacking of David Moyes.

There was much focus on Van Gaal’s arrival at Old Trafford to see who he would appoint on his coaching staff, with Giggs, Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt facing uncertain futures.

But Scholes is now the only one of the four who has been left without a role under Van Gaal, and admits it’s probably too late for the Dutch manager to enquire.

"It's no different. I have not spoken to the new manager and there is no need for him to speak to me really,” Scholes is quoted as saying on ESPN.

"I only helped Ryan for a few weeks at the end of the season and I wasn't on a contract. I didn't have a job with the club and that is no different now.''

"It is probably a bit too late now. I couldn't wait around forever. I had the offers from television, I had to make my mind up if I wanted to take them on and I've decided to go ahead with them."

"Whether something might come from United in the future, I don't know, but it is not something I'm waiting for.''

Scholes signed a deal to become a pundit on BT and ITV Sport over the next few seasons, a move that surprised many given his media-shy approach as a player.

Often referred to as the most intelligent football England has ever produced, it seems Scholes has now pursued other avenues following his coaching snub from Van Gaal.

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