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Gary Neville says what Paul Scholes should be doing instead of punditry

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Gary Neville and Paul Scholes seem to have spent an eternity in football together.

Both men came through as part of the 'Class of 92' at Manchester United, and played a combined 899 games for the club, winning countless trophies in the process.

Those trophies include two Champions League winners medals, as well as eight Premier League titles together, though Scholes added three more to his collection.

They only ever represented United at club level during their careers too, and have since gone on to have successful careers in the media, though Neville is obviously the more recognised pundit.

The former right-back is one of Sky Sports' leading men, usually commentating on the biggest game of the weekend, while Scholes often pops up and gives his opinions on BT Sport.

Neville also had a stint as manager of Valencia, which rather famously didn't exactly go to plan, while Scholes applied to be the Oldham manager a couple of months ago, but was unsuccessful.

They are still involved in football though, each holding a 10% stake in Salford City, who are currently on course to win promotion to the Vanarama National League next season.

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However, Neville believes Scholes has serious potential as a coach, and it is something he ought to be doing, rather than being a pundit.

He says that while he is a very good pundit, he seems to feel 'at home' out on a football pitch.

"When I look at Paul Scholes, I look at him in a TV studio and I think he's brilliant on television but
when you see him on a football pitch, that's where he feels at home," he admitted.

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"I know he has ambitions in football and I hope he gets the right role.

"I've seen him doing little bits of training sessions when we do things with the club here or with our academy and he just steps into a comfort zone.

"He's on the pitch. He steps into being him. He belongs on a football pitch, on a training pitch, with players. That's Paul Scholes to me."

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If Scholes does end up landing a coaching role, which wouldn't be hard to fathom considering his exceptional ability as a footballer, it will be interesting to see whether Neville's view is spot on.

Though after United rejected his application for their under-23s post, it doesn't seem likely that it will be at Old Trafford.

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