Scholes believes Unitedâ€™s latest generation are set to become the clubâ€™s next stars. But while his retirement has created room for players like Tom Cleverley, he says his decision to walk away had nothing to do with the clubâ€™s rapidly emerging talents.
â€śI didnâ€™t know so many would come through so soon,â€ť the 36-year-old told the Manchester Evening News.
â€śObviously I knew there were a lot of good young players coming through, but for me it was all about how I felt.
â€śI knew I wouldnâ€™t be playing the big games anymore, my legs werenâ€™t what they used to be and I didnâ€™t want to go on like that.
â€śBut Iâ€™ve been really impressed with Tom Cleverley and the other young players like Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck. Theyâ€™ve been brilliant and Iâ€™m sure they will go on to be great players for United.
â€śItâ€™s just a shame Tom got his injury when he did. He was in fantastic form from the moment he came on in the second half of the Community Shield.â€ť