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Midfielder concerned solely with regaining fitness

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has admitted that he is still unsure as to whether he will continue to play next year.

Scholes’ team-mate Ryan Giggs has already declared that he will sign a new contract at Old Trafford despite reaching his 37th birthday and it was suggested that the former England international was going to continue his career as well.

Both players were involved in United’s thrilling comeback against Blackpool on Tuesday night but with Scholes just returning after a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a groin injury, the midfielder does not want to get too far ahead of himself.

"I don't know what I'm doing next year," Scholes told MUTV.

"I just want to concentrate on getting back playing for now.

"I like to have a week or two off at Christmas. This one just stretched out a bit longer, which has not been ideal.

"Hopefully in the next few weeks I can regain some fitness."

Meanwhile Blackpool manager Ian Holloway praised the veteran United player after he set-up Dimitar Berbatov for the winning goal.

"Paul Scholes is one of my favourite passers of the ball ever," said Holloway.

"When he passes the ball it stays passed. The ball goes exactly where he wants it to. I have always loved him for that.

"I played against him once or twice and he is an absolute genius.

"He is a role model for anyone who wants to play football. He is a joy to watch.

"In fact, I wish he was 21, then I could see his career all over again."

Meanwhile, Goal.com UK had previously revealed exclusively that Scholes' team-mate Gary Neville will hang up his boots at the end of the season.

Now the Daily Mail has reported that the veteran full-back is being lined up as a replacement for the disgraced Andy Gray, who was sacked by Sky Sports owing to recent sexist comments.

It is believed that talks had already begun even before the controversy involving Gray and Richard Keys.

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