Look no further for Scholes' successor – summer talks confirmed

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Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has called for midfield maestro Paul Scholes to extend his Old Trafford tenure for one more year.

Scholes' future as yet remains undecided, with some suggesting he is preparing to follow the lead taken by Neville earlier this campaign and call time on his illustrious Red Devils career.

Sir Alex Ferguson is keen for Scholes to commit to another season, having already convinced the evergreen Ryan Giggs to delay his impending retirement.

Neville says unlike himself, there is no question that Scholes can still cut it at the top, and believes he has shown time and again this season why the diminutive midfielder is still a key cog in Manchester United's title-winning squad.

"If you watch him play and compare that to me in my last few months, you would see there is a complete difference," he told the Telegraph. "Having watched him, I would say carry on.


"If I had been playing at the ability level he reaches and making the contribution he still makes in games for Manchester United, I would have done. But Paul is his own man. He won't be influenced by what I say."

At 36, Scholes has enjoyed a wonderful career with the Red Devils which includes ten Barclays Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two league cups and two Champions League winners medals.

And with the chance to land another memorable domestic and European double this campaign, there is a temptation for Scholes to bow out at the top of his game.

"The manager will be speaking to him but I am sure he will come to the right decision for himself and his family," Neville continued.

"I look at him as a fan now and I want to see him play, but Paul knows what he is going to do.

"He is experienced, he knows his own body and how he is feeling physically and mentally.

"Personally, I would like him play for Manchester United forever because he is just a joy to watch."

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