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Having made a sensational U-turn earlier this season the midfielder could be set to extend his stay with the champions following an informal chat with Sir Alex Ferguson this week

Manchester United’s Paul Scholes could be set to extend his stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of this season, according to The Sun.

Having retired at the end of last season, the 37-year-old made a dramatic comeback earlier this year and was named as a substitute in United’s 3-2 triumph over Manchester City in the FA Cup.

It didn’t take long for the midfield maestro to make his mark in the United team, scoring the opener on his return to Old Trafford in a 3-0 win over Bolton last month.

Reports are now suggesting the former England man is contemplating extending his Old Trafford stay, though has conceded he will need to discuss with his family first.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has also confirmed the board have drafted a one-year deal for the midfielder and would love him to stay at the club.

Ferguson has also revealed statistics from recent games which show Scholes is averaging the same levels as he did 16 months ago.

They included a pass completion rate of 82 per cent, while his kilometres per game ranked him alongside Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick.

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