Like Ferguson, Scholes will be retiring at the end of the season.
He also highlighted Darren Fletcher, as he continues to recover from a serious bowel condition.
"Before I start blubbering, I just want to pay tribute to Paul Scholes... he's unbelievable; one of the greatest players this club has ever had and will ever have.
"Paul, we wish you a good retirement and I know you'll be around to annoy me! Also I'd just like you to join me in wishing Darren Fletcher a speedy recovery."