February 23, 2011


Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Paul Scholes to swallow his pride and extend his Manchester United career by another season. 

With Ryan Giggs one of seven players sidelined through injury, Scholes takes on the role of elder statesman as United resume their Champions League quest in Marseille. 

The 36-year-old has seen old friend Gary Neville retire and Giggs sign a one-year deal in the past couple of weeks but has yet to decide what to do himself. 

Scholes is dubious about the impact he has at Old Trafford given his dwindling number of appearances. 

However, Ferguson has no reservations about the feisty midfielder's contribution to the United cause. 

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