Paul Scholes ready for Manchester United return

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Paul Scholes could be back at Manchester Untied this summer after being spotted having talks with David Gill and Sir Alex Ferguson, reports Goal.

Manchester United's legendary midfielder departed Old Trafford along with Ferguson at the end of last season. Scholes turned down the opportunity to become a coach, citing a need to spend more time with his family following a 20-year career and two retirements.

But the 39-year-old was reportedly seen in the Alderley Edge hotel last week in deep discussions with Gill and and Ferguson and were believed to be discussing an emotional return to the club.

Officials at Old Trafford are keen to discover whether the former England international is ready to come back to the club and are ready to offer him a place in David Moyes' coaching team. Moyes is continuing his bid to fill the coaching staff with Manchester United legends.

Scholes retired for the second time last summer after originally announcing his decision to quit in 2011 before returning a year later. His return helped Manchester United towards a 13th Premier League title, reclaiming it off rivals Man City in emphatic style.

The usually quiet Scholes came out in support of the under-fire Moyes this week, saying he feels sorry for the bad luck Ferguson's successor has suffered in his debut season.

He told Goal: "With all the injuries he’s had, I feel quite sorry for him really. 

"He's never been able to put out the same back four. You see all the top teams, they have the same back four every week, especially with the centre-backs, they need to get an understanding and rhythm together. 

"Michael Carrick’s been injured, Robin van Persie’s been injured, key players have been injured [but] he's not made any excuses and tried to get on with it and hopefully next year will be better." 

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