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BT Sport has bolstered its punditry team for the upcoming football season, adding Manchester United legend Paul Scholes to its line-up.

The flame-haired ex-England midfielder - newly outspoken after years of relative silence during his career - has signed a four-year deal with the sports broadcaster.

Scholes, 39, won multiple Premier League titles and domestic cups, plus two UEFA Champions League winners' medals, in a distinguished career with the Red Devils.

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The Salford-born star played 718 times for Manchester United, scoring 155 goals in the process. He also earned a total of 66 England caps.

Scholes joins the panel of BT Sport analysts for live matches in the Barclays Premier League from the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

Grant Best, Senior Channel Executive Producer at BT Sport, said Scholes has proved himself to be "a forthright and astute pundit" since he hung up his boots.

"His recent opinions have been every bit as tenacious as his tackling on the pitch," he stated.

"It is fantastic that we have been able to sign up a legend like Paul to offer a unique insight, based on a record of consistent success at the highest level of the game.”

Scholes links up with a number of former Manchester United colleagues at BT Sport.

Rio Ferdinand is an ambassador for the pay-TV service, Owen Hargreaves is a fellow pundit and Michael Owen is a co-commentator.

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