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Wednesday 30 May 2012

Scholes signs one-year Man Utd contract

Midfielder will stay on at Old Trafford until the end of the 2012/13 season

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes came out of retirement in January

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford for another year.

The 37-year-old retired at the end of the 2010/11 season after a glittering career at United but came out of retirement in January this year.

He impressed during his comeback, making 17 Barclays Premier League appearances and scoring four goals as the club came agonisingly close to winning the title.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said earlier this month that Scholes would play on and the new deal confirms that formalities have been finalised.

Influential

Scholes has played a crucial part in Manchester United's success over the 20 seasons of the Premier League and has won a total of 10 titles.

His contribution to the club has been so influential that he was recently named in both the public and panel Fantasy Teams for the Premier League's 20 Seasons Awards, while team-mate Ryan Giggs has called Scholes the "best player I have played with".

Manchester United have also announced that goalkeeper Ben Amos has penned a new deal.

The 22-year-old has signed a three-year contract which commits him to the club until 2015.

Amos has been with United since 2008 and has had loan spells at Peterborough United, Norwegian club Molde and Oldham Athletic.

He made his Premier League debut in the 2-0 victory over Stoke City in January and also featured in three Carling Cup matches this season.

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Key Points

  • Man Utd's Paul Scholes signs a contract extension
  • The new deal keeps him at Old Trafford until the end of the 2012/13 season
  • United keeper Ben Amos signs a three-year deal