After Paul Scholes’ shock decision to come out of retirement in January, Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed our veteran midfielder should carry on for another season.

“I haven’t discussed Paul’s future with him but on the evidence we have seen at the moment there is no reason why he shouldn’t (stay another year),” said Ferguson. “When I said to him last year you’ll give me 25 to 30 games it wasn’t enough for him. But I think he may look at it differently now. He knew right away when he went coaching with the reserves and took part in the sessions he could hack it. He came to me and said he’d made a mistake. The evidence we are seeing now is he is right. His form has been fantastic.”

After having a conversation with the manager last year, Scholes decided he was going to retire because he didn’t think he would play in enough games. He’s clearly realised that playing in no games is worse than not playing in enough games. He has played just a month’s worth of football but has already scored more goals than he did all of last season. Based on his contribution so far, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be playing again next year.