Monday 18 December 2017

Another year for Paul Scholes

Alex Ferguson has confirmed that veteran midfielder Paul Scholes has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United.

After abandoning his retirement in January, there had been some speculation that the 37-year-old was deliberating whether to extend his career by an additional season.

However, speaking at yesterday evening's United Player of the Year dinner, Ferguson said: "It has been done. He is staying." Ferguson does believe it will be Scholes' last season in a United shirt and will be wary of the midfielder being selected in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad, as has been suggested.

However, Ferguson is convinced Scholes can have a similar impact next season after he almost managed to guide United to the title after his comeback. "I am delighted," said Ferguson. "He knew he had made a mistake. He now realises if he plays 25 or 30 games next season, they will be of real quality. We've had him since he was a kid and know how to use him."

Irish Independent

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