The 27-year-old defender must wait to discover whether the move and the chance to play in the Barclays Premier League will be given the green light.
“We wouldn’t have come this far and worked as hard on getting the deal done if we didn’t think we had a good chance of getting a work permit,” Scholes told Stoke City Player.
“Ideally, he would have had more international caps, which would have made it easier. But the fact that he is a first choice in the US National side will count in his favour.
“Ironically, two other important factors are the difficulty in getting the deal done, because the MLS didn’t want to lose one of their best players, and the move by another Premier League club to come in for him and make it difficult right at the end of the negotiations.”