Scholes, Butt and Neville May Stay

Scholes, Butt and Neville May Stay

Class of ’92 trio Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville may yet have a future at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal who assumes role as manager following the 2014 FIFA World Cup. So far the Dutchman is yet to contact any of the three, even though Ryan Giggs has been appointed as his number 2 at Old Trafford.

Butt has stepped up from the academy position he held at the club, while Neville was brought in with David Moyes when the former Everton pair were appointed last year. Scholes was called upon by his former teammate Ryan Giggs, who was interim manager for four games at the end of the season, but he does not expect to be retained.

“I’ve not spoken to Edward Woodward [executive vice-chairman]. I came back for Ryan Giggs for the last few games of last season to try to help out but I’m not waiting for a phone call and don’t expect to be at United next season.”

Scholes believes Woodward has a lot to prove and has been incredibly vocal about this point, leading to substantial question marks being raised over whether the former midfielder will stay or not.

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