Long-time Manchested United midfielder Paul Scholes
has signed a new one-year deal with the club, and young goalkeeper Ben Amos
has agreed to a three-year contract.
Scholes retired from football 12 months ago, before reversing his decision and coming back to the Red Devils for one more season. He played an influential role upon his return, and manager Sir Alex Ferguson
said earlier this month that Scholes verbally agreed to play one more season.
The 37-year-old made his season debut this year in the FA Cup victory against Manchester City, and went on to make 17 appearances, scoring four goals. Scholes was an integral part of the team, who barely lost the league title race to Manchester City after letting an eight-point lead slip through their hands in the last weeks of the season. In fact, Scholes played well enough to merit calls for him to be included in Roy Hodgson's 2012 Euro squad. However, Scholes has been retired from international football since 2004, and Hodgson said he had not spoken with Scholes.
Scholes has played his entire career for United, and has been playing for their professional team since the 1994/95 season. He has scored 154 goals in 697, and places third on Manchester's all-time appearances list, only behind Ryan Giggs
and Bobby Charlton.
Amos, on the other hand, committed his future to United by signing this deal, that will keep him at Old Trafford through 2015. Amos played in a number of the Red Devils' Carling Cup fixtures this year, and made his league debut in a 2-0 win over Stoke in January.
The 22-year-old Englishman has been sent out on loan twice already in his spell at United, and may be loaned again so that he gains first-team experience.