The 37-year-old former England international called time on his playing career a year ago, only to make a return six months later to answer Sir Alex Ferguson’s SOS amid a spate of injuries to the first-team squad.
Scholes is currently on tour in South Africa as part of United’s MTN Football Invitational Tour 2012, and he suggests it will be the last time local fans will see him in the flesh.
“I’d probably say this is my last one,” tells KickOff.com, “though I wouldn’t be too hasty in making a decision like the last time. But the manager has gone on record saying that this will be my last one and he hasn’t been wrong so far.”
Scholes will look to help United to a record 20th League title – a competition he says is “always the main goal” – but he is also worried that the current set-up of the Premiership is having a potentially detrimental effect on the English national team.
“The English League is the most competitive league in the world, but whether it’s the league where the world’s best footballers play, I’m not too sure,” he says.
“Whatever’s happening in the League, there something not right and it’s not benefitting the national team, as we saw throughout the summer [at Euro 2012] and have seen for a long time now. The quality has not been good enough once we’ve got to tournaments.
“Whether there are too many foreigners in the League and that’s stopping English lads developing I’m not too sure.”
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