Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United are set to offer new contracts to Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
The veteran duo have become part of the furniture at Old Trafford over the years, having spent their entire careers to date with the Red Devils.
They are now set to be offered the opportunity to prolong their association with the club even further by penning fresh terms.
Giggs, the reigning PFA Player of the Year and latest member of the Premier League 100-goals club, will be rewarded for a number of performances which belie his years.
Scholes, who is also entering the twilight of his distinguished career, will also be awarded a new deal despite passing his 35th birthday.
Ferguson is convinced that the pair can still do a job at the highest level and is determined to tie them down for a further 12 months.
"Ryan will be offered a new contract for next season, which is an indication of what we think of him coming up to 37 next season, and Paul knows he will be offered one as well," Ferguson said.
Both Giggs and Scholes have seen their first-team opportunities limited of late in an effort to save their ageing legs for the games that matter most.
Ferguson, though, continues to be amazed by the level of performance they put in and believes they are capable of going on for some time yet.
"Ryan is an example to young people," said Ferguson.
"He has humility and he has never changed and I think he is having his best years now.
"He has retained that amazing quality in his game and also an enthusiasm to play."
He added: "I spoke to Paul and he said he didn't actually say he was thinking of his future.
"When you get to that age every player starts to think about what the future holds for him.
"But when you see Paul's performances at West Ham and in Wolfsburg last week there is no reason to think he can't do it again next year again.
"Maybe he thinks he should be playing every game. That's fine, but I know that's not fair.
"We want the quality. We want to see Scholes perform like he did on Tuesday and the best way of doing that is to gauge the games we know he is going to dominate."