Sir Alex Ferguson has not ruled out Paul Scholes prolonging his future at Manchester United.
The midfielder, who turned 38 on Friday, has only featured in nine games this season and was expected to hang up his boots for the final time at the end of the current campaign.
But the former England star was credited with engineering United's remarkable turnaround at Aston Villa last weekend and Ferguson would not be drawn on whether Scholes could go on for another season.
"It is not a time to make a judgment on that," said Ferguson. "Paul will know himself.
"He still has the desire to play. That has not stopped.
"He is still the best passer of the ball in the country. It is amazing.
"He has had one or two injuries over the years, quit last summer and came back.
"He made a fantastic contribution in the second half of the season and I just think he should keep doing what he is doing. He will sort the rest out himself."