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Scholes expects United exit

Paul Scholes has admitted he does not expect to have a coaching role at Manchester United next season.

Scholes returned to Old Trafford last month to help out Ryan Giggs after his former team-mate was temporarily placed in charge following the departure of David Moyes.

United have since confirmed Louis van Gaal as their new manager with Giggs as his assistant, but Scholes has heard nothing from the club regarding his future.

"I've not spoken to (vice-chairman) Edward Woodward," Scholes wrote in his blog for Paddy Power.

"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, who hung up his boots last year after playing over 700 games for the club, branded last season a "disaster" but says Moyes should not be held solely responsible.

"The players did not perform last season," added Scholes.

"The manager was a little negative with the teams he put out but I wasn't around the place in training until Ryan asked me back, so I can't judge properly.

"David Moyes took a lot of stick, but I believe he's a top manager. I'd question if 10 months was enough time.

"Edward Woodward has an awful lot to prove this time that he's good enough at his job.

"He has to bring the players in that the new manager wants.

"It's obvious that last year he didn't manage to do that. If he doesn't we are not going to get anywhere near the top."