Scholes has never been one for blowing his own trumpet but the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Xavi led the tributes to him.
He said: "It's obviously nice for these players to say that because they really are the top players, the Zidanes and the Xavis. But you are a little bit embarrassed.
"Replacing me is up to the manager and he will have his ideas about how the team goes forward. There have been a lot of players who have left this club, like Roy Keane, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona, Bryan Robson. People wondered how you replace them. Somehow this club managed."