"I don't want no sympathy vote. If I'm not playing well, the manager's not going to say, 'You missed the final 10 years ago, go and play for 10 minutes'. I wouldn't read too much into that one."
Scholes, 33, also admits he's trying to make the most of the final years of his career.
He told the Independent on Sunday: "There was always going to be a time when someone came in who's young and sprightly, with a lot of ability and will keep you out of the team. I know there probably isn't that much time left, so you have to try to enjoy it as much as you can, coming to training, playing games. I hope it's a long time away. I just want to concentrate on playing for as long as possible."
If that eventually means moving on from United, so be it.
"It won't be far, I'm very much a home person," he says.