Scholes is working with the defender in his role as assistant coach of the reserve-team.
He told United Review: "Zeki did really well in his debut at Leeds. He’s a defender so he has to be big, physical and strong. He’s got a nice left foot, as well; he can pick people out with it and hopefully he’ll progress to the first team.
"It was a great performance at Elland Road. You could understand maybe a few nerves, but he had a lot of experienced players around him and that helped. I think he’ll probably be a better centre-half than full-back at the minute, but he could maybe provide a bit of competition for Patrice Evra somewhere down the road."