Paul Scholes still believes Gary Neville is England's best right-back.
Neville is 35 next month, but after a particularly disappointing performance in the shock FA Cup defeat to League One side Leeds last weekend, questions about his longevity in the game have been raised.
Sir Alex Ferguson has tried to dampen down speculation that Neville has already decided it is time to quit, describing such statements as “nonsense.”
With Ryan Giggs having signed a year's contract extension and Scholes having been assured one will be offered, the United boss can see no reason why Neville should not stick around as well.
Scholes certainly feels that way about his long-time team-mate, particularly if he can stay free of the injury curse that has blighted him for almost three years now.
“Gary has had his injury problems, but when he is fit there is no better right-back,” said Scholes.
“I don't see why he shouldn't stay for another year. When he’s fit he’s still the best right-back in England. Hopefully he can prove his fitness and that will bode well for us.”