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Paul Scholes signs new one-year contract with Man Utd

Paul Scholes
Scholes joined Manchester United in 1994

Paul Scholes has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United.

There had been some doubt whether the 35-year-old would remain at Old Trafford earlier in the season, when he claimed to be unhappy with his form.

However, boss Sir Alex Ferguson was always confident the midfielder would extend his stay with the club he made his debut for back in 1994.

"We're delighted Paul is staying for another year. His enjoyment of the game is as strong as ever," said Ferguson.

"There was talk about him wanting to retire, but when you see his enjoyment in training and playing you can see how much he wants to carry on."

Scholes, who has scored six goals in 34 appearances this season, said: "I am feeling good and enjoying my football.

"I would like to thank the boss, the coaching staff and also the fans for their continued support."

Scholes was part of the much-vaunted United youth side that also featured Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and David Beckham and made his Premier League debut against Ipswich in 1994.

The Salford-born star has made more than 400 appearances for United, winning nine Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two League Cups, as well as playing in United's 2008 Champions League final win over Chelsea.

With Ryan Giggs already signed up for another season, it means only Gary Neville of Ferguson's veterans has still to commit himself for another season.



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