Man Utd boss Ferguson: Scholes went with gut instinct over World Cup snub
England coach Fabio Capello admits he asked Scholes to come out of international retirement for the World Cup.
Ferguson said: "Paul made his decision years ago. I think Fabio did the right thing to give him the opportunity to come back but he's established with his family, he enjoys his family life and I don't think it was a goer.
"He spoke to me and I told him to go with his gut instinct, and his gut instinct was to stay where he was."