Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Paul Scholes has been sent to a knee specialist.

The veteran playmaker's last appearance came as a substitute in the 4-1 FA Cup win against Fulham last month but Sir Alex Ferguson is confident the 38-year-old will be back in a red shirt soon.

"Paul has had a little knee injury which we sent him to a specialist for," revealed the boss. "It is a little bit floating in the knee which he has had for many years.

"He will be back, though. It won't be too long. We are just managing it at the moment."