Scholes, now on United's coaching staff has likened the midfielder to QPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.
He told the Observer: "Larnell Cole. He looks a great prospect. He's very small but he's a very clever footballer. He's similar to Shaun Wright-Phillips but a player who can play inside a bit better than Shaun. Shaun's an out and out wide man but Larnell can play in a three in midfield."