Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher have agreed new deals with Manchester United. Manchester United.
Scholes has signed a one-year deal, while Fletcher committed himself to Old Trafford for a further three seasons.
Scholes, 34, has just been ruled out for 10 weeks with a knee injury.
“Paul is proof that if you look after yourself you can carry on playing and be rewarded at a club of this size,” United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said.
“He is 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.”
Scholes expressed his satisfaction at extending his stay with United.
“It is great to sign a new deal,” he said.
“Last season was fantastic but you always want to achieve more and with this team we are capable of doing just that.”
Like Scholes, Fletcher has only played for United.
Although he has rarely been a member of Ferguson’s first-choice side, he is an invaluable figure in the United squad.
“Darren is in the same vein as Paul, Ryan Giggs and Wes Brown in that he is a long-serving member of the team,” Ferguson said.
“His consistency and level-headed approach is a great attribute and we are all delighted he has signed a new contract.”
Fletcher said the decision to remain with Manchester United was an easy one.
“When you play at such a great club with a great team you always want to be a part of that. The spirit here is amazing and I am happy that I can play my part in achieving more success,” he said.