Paul Scholes signs new one-year deal at Manchester United
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Paul Scholes has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension that keeps the former England midfielder at Manchester United until the end of the 2012/13 season, the club have confirmed.
Scholes came out of retirement in January and produced a number of impressive displays as United were just beaten to the Barclays Premier League title by neighbours Manchester City.
The new deal for Scholes was first announced by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and today's announcement confirms that formalities have now been competed.
In a statement on their official website, United also confirmed goalkeeper Ben Amos has agreed a three-year contract extension.
Confirmation of Scholes' deal comes almost a year to the day since he announced his retirement.
The 37-year-old moved into a role with United's coaching team but after reversing his decision to retire he made his comeback in United's FA Cup third-round derby victory over City at the Etihad Stadium on January 8.
He went on to make 16 Premier League appearances in the second half of the season, scoring four goals, giving rise to speculation he could end his international exile and force his way into Roy Hodgson's squad for Euro 2012.
That Scholes did not return to the international fold will come as a relief to Ferguson, who in announcing the new deal earlier this month admitted that next season would likely be the midfielder's last.
"I am delighted," Ferguson told MUTV on May 14. "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.
"I think this will be Paul's last season. We know him very well. We have had him since he was a kid. We know how to use him."
The deal for Amos keeps the 22-year-old at Old Trafford until 2015.
He made his Premier League debut in January's victory over Stoke and played in all three of the club's Carling Cup ties last season.
Amos has made a total of seven appearances in four years as part of the first-team set-up, and has had loan spells at Molde, Peterborough and Oldham.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United transfer news and rumours: David De Gea could leave for FREE; £38m for Marquinhos; £37m bid for Mats Hummels;
Transfer talk: Juan Cuadrado Chelsea move imminent; Manchester United eye Nathaniel Clyne; Andre Schurrle medical at Wolfsburg
Danny Ings to Liverpool: The Reds attempt to steal a march on rivals in race to sign Burnley striker
Kim Sears 'swearing' outburst threatens to overshadow Andy Murray's Australian Open semi-final win
Kim Sears: Andy Murray defends fiancée's for outburst after a bad-tempered march to final
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account