Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that both Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs will be offered contract extension at the end of the season.

Giggs has more appearances for Manchester United than any other player, whilst Scholes currently lies in fourth, 68 appearances away from equalling Bill Foulkes’ record.

“Ryan will be offered a new contract for next season, which is an indication of what we think of him coming up to 37 next season, and Paul knows he will be offered one as well,” Ferguson said. “Ryan is an example to young people,” said Ferguson. He has humility and he has never changed and I think he is having his best years now. He has retained that amazing quality in his game and also an enthusiasm to play. I spoke to Paul and he said he didn’t actually say he was thinking of his future. When you get to that age every player starts to think about what the future holds for him. But when you see Paul’s performances at West Ham and in Wolfsburg last week there is no reason to think he can’t do it again next year again. Maybe he thinks he should be playing every game. That’s fine, but I know that’s not fair. We want the quality. We want to see Scholes perform like he did on Tuesday and the best way of doing that is to gauge the games we know he is going to dominate.”