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Manchester United want Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt & Phil Neville to stay

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Manchester United chiefs want new boss Louis van Gaal to make room for Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt in his new coaching staff, but the trio will have to wait until next month for the Dutchman's final decision on the make-up of his backroom team.

Scholes, Neville and Butt all helped new assistant manager Ryan Giggs take charge for the final four games of last season, although none of the ex-Red Devils stars have not been contacted by Van Gaal and remain very much in the dark over whether they have a role to play in United's long-term future.

Van Gaal remains undecided over that decision and will not allow it to distract his preparations for Holland's opening World Cup match against Spain this Friday, but the Guardian report that United want all three to plan an active role in driving the club forward behind the scenes along with Giggs.

Neville worked closely alongside Giggs as support to previous manager David Moyes during last season's disastrous campaign and stayed on when the Scot was sacked, although that show of loyalty to the club is yet to rewarded with a new role.

Scholes meanwhile has been vocal on the subject of United's transfer policy and the need for executive vice-president Ed Woodward to prove his worth in the transfer market this summer, after returning to the club as a coach under Giggs for the final four games of the Premier League game.

Butt had an academy role at United last season and alongside Scholes was thought to be instrumental in pushing for Giggs to give youth a chance during his short tenure as caretaker boss, advice he took on board by handing James Wilson and Tom Lawrence their full debuts.

Van Gaal is believed to have reacted favourably when Giggs pushed for the academy to be high on his agenda from next month, with the United hierarchy now waiting to see if the Dutch veteran finds room for more members of the Class of 92 in his Old Trafford revolution.

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