Paul Scholes has announced his retirement from Football with "immediate effect".
Paul Scholes has announced his retirement from Football with "immediate effect".Reuters

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect.

The 36-year-old helped the club to a record-breaking 19th league title this season but will take on a coaching role within Old Trafford from the start of next season.

The former England international had been a bit-part player throughout the last campaign and it was rumoured that he had grown frustrated with the limited opportunities.

"This was not a decision that I have taken lightly but I feel now is the right time for me to stop playing," he told the club's website.

His last appearance for the club came on as a substitute in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final defeat to Barcelona.