The 37-year-old called time on his illustrious career at the end of last season, but is still involved with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions, coaching youth and reserve team players at the club.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists he is not hitting the panic button despite a growing list of injury problems at Old Trafford, but after it was announced that Darren Fletcher will be taking an indefinite period away from the game, some of Scholes' former teammates have been hinting that he should make a comeback.
There has been no official approach from Ferguson, but he did try to talk Scholes out of retiring at the end of last season and sign on for one more year.
Scholes refused his manager's advances, but in an interview with SunSport shortly after the 2011-12 campaign got underway, did admit feeling some regret at the decision.
He remains an option on Fergie's doorstep if Manchester United's injury crisis deepens in the New Year, with the likes of Tom Cleverley and Anderson also on the sidelines until February.