"I started my England career in 1997 and enjoyed seven years of great football, playing in the best competitions, with some of the best players, under the best managers," said Scholes. "Euro 2004 was fantastic but afterwards I felt the time was right for myself and my family to make it my last England appearance." Family man Scholes was never a keen traveller and spending time away from home on top of his United commitments was too much. Capello verdict Ex-Reds assistant Steve McClaren tried to talk Scholes into a return during his reign as national manager but his invite was turned down. Now Capello has been given a polite cold shoulder from the United veteran, who has just signed new a 12-month Old Trafford deal after another impressive season with the Reds. It seems like Gary Neville's international career is now also over after he was overlooked by Capello, with fellow United players Wes Brown and Owen Hargreaves also missing out. Although reports suggested the injury-prone United midfielder would be included despite having played just 30 seconds of first-team football this season, the England boss admitted Hargreaves isn't ready to play in the World Cup. "I spoke to Owen twice in Manchester and he's not fit, not ready to play," said Capello. "He didn't play for 18 months and for that reason, I can't select him. He's a really important player when he is fit." After a long chat with Sir Alex Ferguson, Capello insists he has no worries in taking captain Rio Ferdinand to South Africa, even though he has had an injury-hit season, playing just 12 games in the Premier League. "I spoke for a long time to Sir Alex Ferguson and he told me Rio is fit, he can play, no problems," explained the Italian. Capello also played down any fears over Wayne Rooney, who limped off with a groin strain during United's match against Stoke at Old Trafford on Sunday. "I am not concerned," he said. Meanwhile, the controversial `Capello Index' project has been shelved until after the World Cup. The England coach created a storm of controversy by putting his name to the project in which players' performances in the World Cup were rated. But after a meeting between Capello and senior FA staff on Tuesday, the launch will be suspended. How long can Scholes keep going at United? Have your say.