Manchester United legend Paul Scholes will be offered the opportunity to remain at the club in a coaching role, speculation suggests.
According to The Daily Star, Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward wants to hold talks with the former England midfielder concerning such a role with the club's reserve and youth teams - despite Scholes having appeared to seriously question Woodward's ability in a blog released earlier this week.
Such news may come as somewhat of a shock to Scholes himself, with the straight-talking Old Trafford icon having also commented in that same piece that he does not expect to stay at the club after Louis van Gaal was announced as permanent successor to David Moyes.
Scholes - who initially retired as a professional in 2011 before finally hanging up his boots on a permanent basis last summer following a brief comeback - initially re-joined the club last month, working alongside fellow Manchester United favourite Ryan Giggs following his appointment as interim boss.
Such a move obviously proved popular among fans, with fellow 'Class of 92' members Phil Neville and Nicky Butt also aiding Giggs.
Giggs enjoyed mixed success during his short reign in charge of Manchester United, with emphatic victories over Norwich and Hull somewhat spoiled by a dismal home defeat to relegation battlers Sunderland.
The Welshman retired from playing following the end of the 2013/14 campaign, but will remain at Old Trafford as assistant to Van Gaal.
And now it looks as if Scholes could be staying too, with Manchester United looking to move on from David Moyes' disastrous 10-month reign in charge.
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