Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that Paul Scholes turned down the offer of a coaching role with the club.
The 38-year-old retired from playing at the end of last season following a 20-year career at Old Trafford.
"He wants to have some time off with his family," Moyes told reporters. "Paul was fantastic with me and wanted to help a lot.
"I probably spent an hour or two on the phone with him. He wants to spend time with his family at the moment. We'll bring him in when he's ready."