The midfielder was just 29 when he called time on his international involvement, having accumulated 66 caps.
It represents a criminally low number for a player of such talent.
"Maybe for half the games I played for England, I was all right," Scholes said.
"My England career started quite well. In the first 20 to 25 games I scored quite a few goals. From then on it just didn't go as well as I would have liked.
"It was my fault for not playing as well as I should have done."