There was talk of Scholes ending his international exile for the Euros.
"I'm a great admirer of Paul Scholes, he has gone back to United and had a major part to play in the second part of their season. He's a wonderful player but he is coming to the latter end of his career," Hodgson said.
Hodgson said that he would have approached Scholes only if there had been a "void" at the heart of England's midfield, which he did not believe was the case.
"He knows as well as I do that there isn't a void. I'm not 100% sure he wanted to juggle England and Manchester United again," he said.