Date: 3rd October 2008 at 3:32pm
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Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher have extended their contracts at Manchester United.

Scholes has signed a new one-year-deal while Fletcher has agreed to remain at Old Trafford for another three years.

‘Paul is proof that if you look after yourself you can carry on playing and be rewarded at a club of this size,’ Sir Alex said.

‘He is 34 now and he has been here since he was 14. That tells you the desire and the ability he has to stay at the top.’

Fletcher, amazingly, still has enemies among the United fans. There is a fraction who just refuse to rate him despite consistently good performances. They can’t forget the bad old days of 2004 and 2005 – which is all the more curious as these years should be forgotten, and quickly…