Paul Scholes is unlikely to have a role to play under Louis van Gaal's regime at Manchester United after signing up to become a pundit for BT Sport.

Scholes, 39, has also agreed a deal with ITV Sport and will appear as a pundit during their Champions League coverage for the forthcoming season.

The former midfielder retired as a player for the second time in the summer of 2013 but returned to United as a coach to assist Ryan Giggs during the Welshman's tenure as interim manager for the final four games of last season.

While Giggs was named assistant manager following van Gaal's arrival, with Nicky Butt and Phil Neville also being retained, iconic midfielder Scholes appears to have ended the possibility of joining his Class of '92 teammates by committing himself to punditry.

Scholes made his TV debut last season on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football and won widespread praise for his analysis following the Manchester Derby in March.

Following the conclusion of the season, he frequently wrote a blog for Paddy Power where he appeared to burn his bridges with his former club after suggesting Wayne Rooney was already past his best and questioning the logic behind spending £30m on Luke Shaw.

With van Gaal having already made additions to his first team coaching staff in Albert Stuivenberg, Frans Hoek and Marcel Bout, it was understood the club would consider handing Scholes a role within the youth set up alongside Nicky Butt.

The former England international intially retired from playing in May 2011 only to return in January 2012 due to an injury crisis.

In addition to his 11 Premier League titles, Scholes also celebrated three FA Cup successes and two Champions League triumphs during an illustrious 20-year career at Old Trafford.