Paul Scholes’ Future at Manchester United Uncertain

Sir Alex Ferguson set to hold talks with the veteran concerning his place in the club.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Veteran Paul Scholes is reportedly unsure of his future at Manchester United, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson now set to tempt the midfielder into prolonging his career with the Red Devils. 

Following his surprise return onto the pitch at the beginning of the year the 37-year-old has proved that he can still take to the pitch with the best of them, and Ferguson is apparently keen to renew the short-term contract that Scholes signed prior to his return.

Scholes abandoned his job coaching the United reserve team in order to lace up his boots once more, and has since scored 4 goals in 20 appearances for the club, ranking third behind Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in the Footballer of the Year awards.

But it is understood that the midfielder is questioning the merits of continuing his career in the club's first team, with former captain Roy Keane also casting doubt on his future, saying that Scholes' ability to perform in high-profile fixtures should inform him of the decision he should make.

Ferguson has no issue with recruiting aging footballers, with his squad currently bolstered by the likes of the 33-year-old Rio Ferdinand and the 38-year-old Ryan Giggs, who signed a one-year extension on his contract in February.