Paul Scholes sat in Phil Neville"s box at Everton v Oldham

Scholes watches his beloved Oldham go out to Everton in pal Neville's box

but when asked by a fan 'would you ever manage Oldham Athletic' he responded positively.

'It’s quite difficult to say. I don’t know what will happen when I stop playing and Oldham have a manager,' he said.

On the road: The United midfielder is a lifelong fan of Oldham

On the road: The United midfielder is a lifelong fan of Oldham

'But I love Oldham and it’s the first result I look out for every week. I take my lad to watch them whenever I can.'

The lifelong Latics fan names Frankie Bunn, the former Oldham striker who once scored six goals in a game, as his favourite player.

When asked to select his all-time favourite XI in 2006 he picked another Oldham old boy, Stuart Balmer, at the centre of the defence.