Nicky Butt has revealed that his former midfield partner Paul Scholes has returned to Manchester United but it is yet unclear in what capacity he will work at the club.

Scholes finally hung up his boots over the summer after a glittering career that saw him win some 11 Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League on two occasions in a 19 year senior career.

The 38 year old was spotted on the Manchester United bench for the UEFA Youth League game against Bayer Leverkusen. The Under-19 side is managed by Butt and it was rumoured that Scholes would work alongside his close friend in some capacity.

However, while Butt has revealed that Scholes has now returned to the club, he made it clear that there is no official role as the veteran midfielder looks to decide in which area he would like to work.

"Scholesy has obviously had his break with his family and had a bit of a holiday," Butt told MUTV. "He's finished football now but, with someone like Scholesy, it's important United keep him in around the club in whatever capacity he feels he wants to be in.

"Whether it be coaching my age-group, Warren Joyce's age-group or Paul McGuinness' youth team; or even the commercial side or scouting, we don't know yet.

"He doesn't really seem to know what his niche is going to be but he's interested in coaching and knows he's got a lot of experience to pass on to the young lads. To have him here was great and we just want to have him around the club.

"It's important for us all that he's available around the club for whatever he wants to do and so that's where we are at the moment."

David Moyes will undoubtedly be keen to keep Scholes involved in some capacity as he would undoubtedly like the legendary midfielder to help develop the next generation of Manchester United players.

With Butt and Scholes still involved it is also a reminder for home grown players that they can go on to achieve great things at United and enjoy hugely successful careers by committing to the club.