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Scholes and Fletcher sign contract extensions

Contract extensions for United duo
http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/national/2008/10/03/contract-extensions-for-united-duo-97319-21960500/

Manchester United have received a double dose of good news with Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher agreeing new contracts.

Scholes has signed a one-year deal, while Fletcher has committed himself to Old Trafford for a further three seasons.

It is a show of faith from Sir Alex Ferguson, who said: "Paul is proof that if you look after yourself you can carry on playing and be rewarded at a club of this size."

He added: "He is (almost) 34 now and he has been here since he was 14. That tells you the desire and the ability he has to stay at the top."

Manager Ferguson expressed his delight at both deals, with Scholes, who has been involved in eight Premier League title wins and finally got his hands on the Champions League trophy in May after missing the 1999 triumph through suspension, extending an Old Trafford connection that dates back two decades.
 

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Interesting news.

Thoughts of retiring clearly haven't crossed Scholes' mind yet.

I'm pleased Fletcher has signed a new contract. He'll never be a superstar at the club but he's slowly improving season after season and provides good cover when we face an injury crisis such as the current one we have in central midfield.
 

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What great news this is...I believe despite his age, Scholes still have a lot to offer and Fletch, what more can i say other than he deserved it..by signing this contract means that he is willing to fight for his place and be there whenever we need him..such loyalty is what i appreaciate..Glad this happens sooner than later..
 

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Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher have committed their futures to Manchester United after signing new contracts with the Old Trafford outfit.


Veteran midfielder Scholes has put pen-to-paper on a one-year deal, while in-form Fletcher has been rewarded for some bright displays with a contract that binds him to the club for a further three years.


Scholes turns 34 next month and is currently sidelined for the next 10 weeks with a knee injury, but Sir Alex Ferguson has been quick to renew the services of one of his best-ever players.


Ferguson expressed his delight at both deals, with Scholes, who has been involved in eight Premier League title wins and finally got his hands on the UEFA Champions League trophy in May after missing the 1999 triumph through suspension, extending a United connection that dates back two decades.


"Paul is proof that if you look after yourself you can carry on playing and be rewarded at a club of this size," he said.


"He is 34 now and he has been here since he was 14. That tells you the desire and the ability he has to stay at the top."


Fletcher is another player to have progressed through the club's famed youth system and has been given plenty of playing time this season.


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Slightly suprised about Fletcher, hopefully he won't block Possebon's progression.

Obviously Shcholes still has a lot more to give. He's still the classiest player to watch by far IMO.
 

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Great news

Glad to see Scholesy signing a new contract hope he get back on his form as soon as possible

and Good one Fletch :)
 

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Slightly suprised about Fletcher, hopefully he won't block Possebon's progression.

Obviously Shcholes still has a lot more to give. He's still the classiest player to watch by far IMO.
Could a new 3 year contract for Fletch be a sign of Possebon and other youngsters needs a couple of years more to be a first pick at midfield. Because of this Ferguson make sure he gets players who will do the job while the younger generation prepares in the reserves and cup games.

And Im 110% sure Fergie wouldnt let anyone who deserves a place in the team to stand back. If you're good enough you're old enough was the motto back in the 1990's with Nev's, Becks, Scholsy, Butty and the others. Im sure there's no difference now. If you're good enough you'll play so its up to Possebon to show in the practise ground he's ready to play and when he gets the chance to play games he have to prove Fergie he did the right team selection.
Thats how it always been and always will be.
 

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Awesome news,glad we will have another season to see Scholesy do what he does best!!!! Flethcher,i know he's got SAF backing but 3 years is a surprise.
 
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