Scholes could hang up boots
Man Utd chief executive David Gill admits there is a chance Paul Scholes could retire this summer.
By Jamie Casey - Follow me on Twitter @caseyja
Last Updated: 15/05/11 1:10pm
Manchester United chief executive David Gill admits there is a chance Paul Scholes could retire at the end of the season.
United midfielder Scholes won his 10th Premier League crown on Saturday as the Red Devils confirmed the 19th league title in their history with a 1-1 draw at Blackburn.
The 36-year-old's contract expires at the end of June but the club are keen to tie him down for another season having again been influential in their success this term.
Scholes could yet bow out with UEFA Champions League glory, should United overcome Barcelona at Wembley later this month.
However, Gill confirmed United would prefer the veteran to commit for another season, but he will respect which ever decision Scholes makes.
"It wouldn't surprise us if Paul Scholes retired," said Gill.
"On the one hand, we are enjoying the success we are having, so at the end of the season, he will have a conversation with Sir Alex (Ferguson) about that.
"I am sure he will let us know his decision and we will respect it. He has been a brilliant player for many years.
Scholes' long-standing United team-mate Ryan Giggs has already penned a one-year extension and Gill added: "It is interesting that while Ryan got his 12th title yesterday, that was Paul's 10th.
"It shows what he has achieved for us and what an absolutely fantastic player he has been."