Paul Scholes has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Manchester United until 2011.

“I am pleased to have signed for another year,” said Scholes. “I am feeling good and enjoying my football. I would like to thank the boss, the coaching staff and also the fans for their continued support.”

His performances this season have been hit and miss, but I suppose that is more a reflection on his performances towards the end of the season. He has played more than he should because of injuries to Anderson and Owen Hargreaves, so we should see the consistent best from him next season when he is hopefully used more sparingly. Although we shouldn’t forget that this season he has scored in the League Cup semi-final against City, against AC Milan, and scored the winners against Wolves and Besiktas.

With Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes both signing contract extensions this season, it does raise serious questions as to whether Gary Neville will be offered a new deal. He insists that there is no need to be distracted by contract discussions mid-season, something the boss has agreed with, but it seems the club had no problem with ‘distracting’ Giggs and Scholes.