Veteran Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes said he was delighted to have extended his contract with the Premier League club for one more year.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed on Monday night that the 37—year—old had agreed a new deal.
And Scholes, who quit at the end of the 2010—11 season only to come out of retirement midway through the past campaign, said his manager’s faith had been key to his decision.
“I’m delighted the manager feels I can still make a contribution to the team,” Scholes said.
Ferguson said he was confident Scholes would have a big role to play as United try to get the title back from rivals and new champions Manchester City.
“It’s been done,” Ferguson told MUTV. “I’ve spoken to him and he’s staying. I’m delighted. He knew he’d made a mistake.
“He now realises that if he plays 25 or 30 games next season, they’ll be of real quality. We know our player very well. We’ve had him since he was a kid and we know how to use him.” But Ferguson admitted he believed Scholes, who has made 697 appearances for United, would then retire for good next summer.
“I think this will be Paul’s last season,” he said.
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