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Football: Scholes does not expect United return, wants Rooney to deliver on big stage

Published on May 22, 2014 5:28 PM
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes (seen here assisting interim manager Ryan Giggs last season) has said in a blog post he does not expect to return to Old Trafford as part of new coach Louis van Gaal's set-up for the new season. -- PHOTO: AFP

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes does not expect to return to Old Trafford next season as part of Louis van Gaal's coaching setup.

The former England midfielder had assisted caretaker manager Ryan Giggs for the final four matches last season after David Moyes' sacking, but said he had yet to hear from United vice-chairman Ed Woodward on a possible role under the new regime.

"I came back for Ryan for the last few games to try to help out but I'm not waiting for a phone call and don't expect to be at Old Trafford next season," Scholes said in a blog post for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.

"Woodward has an awful lot to prove this time that he's good enough at his job. He has to bring the players in that the new manager wants. It's obvious that last year he didn't manage to do that. If he doesn't, we are not going to get anywhere near the top."

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