Manchester United duo Paul Scholes and Ben Amos commit future to club and sign new deals

By Dean Wilkins

Paul Scholes is staying with Manchester United for another year after signing a contract extension today and young keeper Ben Amos will stay until 2015.

The 37-year-old midfielder came out of retirement in January and had an impressive impact on the Reds who suffered numerous team injuries during the winter.

The new deal was announced by Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this month who said that all formalities had now been completed.

“I am delighted,” Ferguson told MUTV. “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.”

Scholes made a surprise return to the team in United’s third-round FA Cup tie against Manchester City on January 8 – and he went on to make 16 Premier League appearances, scoring four goals.

The extension was confirmed alongside young goalkeeper Ben Amos, who has agreed a three-year contract extension.

The 22-year-old made his Premier League debut in January in a victory over Stoke and was chosen for all of the club’s Carling Cup ties last season.

Amos, who has been on loan at Molde, Peterborough and Oldham, has made a total of seven first-team appearances in four years.

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