Mail Online interview with Scholes - overlooked for United U23’s

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  1. Dec 23, 2017
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Nice read this, Mail Online aside.

    Paul Scholes talks punditry, Salford City and missing out on the chance to manage the United U23’s - says he can’t ever see himself at another club and misses the day to day involvement.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...on-Paul-Scholes-hates-flak-got-TV-truths.html

    Scholes being in a TV studio is daft, it’s a shame United don’t consider him fit for a role at the club at this moment in time.

    He’s the guy I miss most.
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    MJJ Full Member

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    Should be our under 23 manager :(
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    How did he miss out on being the Under 23's manager?! Surely he should've been pretty much the number one target.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Damn straight. What the hell?!
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    Robindinho New Member

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    Rather Scholes than Sbragia :(
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    TinFoil New Member

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    Eh I'd rather we avoided the Liverpool bootroom model
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    It breaks my heart that we never gave all these winning talented players a go after they retired. Our most successful manager ever leaves with our most successful players just coming to retirement and we didn’t even try it? We didn’t try and carry that on? What a feck up.
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    stubie Full Member

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    Would not be right to have appointed him as he has interests elsewhere.

    Could Scholes give 100% commitment to the job whilst running a football club?
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    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    Does he have coaching and managerial skills which surpass Sbragia?
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Umm, Nicky Butt is the head of our academy and also part owns Salford.

    The fact his good mate Nicky Butt is in charge of the academy and looked over him for the u23s nor brought him in a different role maybe is an indicator.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    But doesn’t a coach have to start somewhere? Where do you expect him to get experience? Butt had no experience nor did Solskjaer.

    It’s not like we asking him to manage the first team.
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    royboy16 Full Member

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    Get him to help the senior team with shooting practice :D
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Jobs for the boys is a nice idea but sometimes a bit of pragmatism is more sensible.

    That being said, I do like watching our u18s and seeing Jody Morris as their coach. He joined the club as a kid and (I think) was just before Terry as the last youth product to make it into the first team. He's also an amazing example to the kids of what can happen if you leave the club too early (He turned down a contract and left the club a month before Abramovic took over).
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    Adnan Twitter machine

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    Should be offered a role as a coach for the youth team.
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    Oscie Banned

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    Really don't get this 'jobs for the boys' yearning where we all think the most important criteria in coaching is a familiar face. I'd rather the club appoint who they think is the best person for the job at every level.

    Maybe coaching, specifically at youth level, is something Scholes hasn't demonstrated a particular aptitude for. Maybe they did sound him out and through discussions decided that Scholes wouldn't know what the feck he would be doing with such a responsibility. Maybe they did more than watch his volley vs Villa and call him up demanding to know how many noughts he'd want on the end of his weekly wage.
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    He's talking about skills, not experience. I've never imagined Scholes becoming a coach.
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Ferguson often talked about replicating the structure at Bayern and Ajax re placing former players in influential roles. Whilst it has its drawbacks, I do think it’s a shame that more hasn’t been done to in this area.

    Sadly relations between the club and the ‘Class of 92’ have been soured a little - for two reasons, the criticism by Scholes and Giggs whilst working as pundits and the building of Hotel Football right outside OT - which the club recognised as a big missed opportunity.

    Hopefully in time, the club see the value in appointing some of their most influential playing figures - and not just in ambassadorial roles.