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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