The Frenchman was pushed from centre-forward to the wing for Tuesday's win over Istanbul Basaksehir, a move which made Scholes happy.
He told BT Sport: "Martial's strength... we've spoke about him being a centre-forward, he's not a good centre-forward.
"I don't think he's got that movement for centre-forward, he's not good with his back to goal. But when he gets the ball and he's facing someone, it's a different position. You see him going at someone."