Scholes maintains he played a completely different role to the one Fernandes occupies.
"I don't think I was a player like him, I know there's been a few comparisons but I just think we're totally different," Scholes told MUTV Group Chat.
"I think he plays higher up the pitch, I think he's got great skill to beat a man, he looks like he wants to score goals, he'll shoot from anywhere, he's capable of playing a pass.
"His set-pieces are good, his free-kicks are good. All of a sudden they look like they're going to create, they look like they're going to score goal every time he's in possession of the ball.
"I think we're totally different, he has the skills to go past a man."
However, Scholes can see one area where he was a similar player to Fernandes - his eye for goal.
He added: "The only comparison is the shooting, we both think about goals and where our centre-forward is going to be.
"His set-pieces are brilliant, I was useless at set-pieces so that's another comparison gone down the drain."