Scholes pens new United deal

Manchester United have handed veteran midfielder Paul Scholes a new one-year contract.

Scholes, 35, has made 34 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils so far this season and will play on for at least one more campaign.

Earlier this year, a series of reports claimed that the former England international was considering hanging up his boots this summer.

"We are delighted Paul is staying on for another year," manager Sir Alex Ferguson told the club's official website.

"His form this year indicates his ability and his enjoyment of the game are as strong as ever and that's every reason to stay on.

"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."

Salford-born Scholes made his first-team debut in 1994 and has gone on to make more than 600 appearances for the Red Devils.

"I am pleased to have signed for another year. I am feeling good and enjoying my football," he added.

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

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