Scholes has been an outspoken critic of the Dutchman’s football and would be sure to triumph that if he returned to the club
Paul Scholes is open to a return to Manchester United and rectify the mess of Louis van Gaal ‘s reign.
But it is understood the Old Trafford legend will not approach his former club over a backroom position, report the Manchester Evening News.
Former United players are openly discussing how Scholes has been overlooked by United since his retirement.
It is believed he would relinquish his duties as an outspoken pundit for BT and ITV for a coaching role.
The former England international and member United’s famed Class of 92 has been one of the most vocal critics of Van Gaal – lambasting the Dutchman’s negative tactics.
The 41-year-old has called for a return to the swashbuckling football of Sir Alex Ferguson and would be sure to triumph that if he returned to the club.
He would also be well-received by fans, who hurled abuse at Van Gaal’s players following the 2-1 Europa League defeat to FC Midtjylland.
Sources close to the club speak of United losing their identity following Ferguson’s departure – and baffled that such a high profile figure as Scholes is not being used to keep them in touch with their roots.
With Nicky Butt recently appointed head of academy and Ryan Giggs Van Gaal’s assistant, Scholes’ absence from the set up is conspicuous.
It seems highly unlikely Van Gaal would turn to him having publicly engaged in a war of words with him this season.
Scholes has confided that he is keen to step into coaching and management as soon as possible.
Despite establishing himself as one of the most authoritative football voices in broadcasting, he is known to be indifferent about working in the media.
But he does not intend to go cap in hand to his former club as much as he would like the chance to return.