Evergreen Giggs plays on

2011-02-18 17:57

London - Manchester United's long-serving midfielder Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension with the Premier League giants, it was confirmed on Friday.

Giggs, who turned 37 in November, had already signalled his intention to prolong his Old Trafford career into a 21st season, and the club confirmed Friday the deal had now been signed.

"All I've ever wanted to do is play for United and I've been lucky enough to do that for 20 years," said Giggs.

"It is great to know I'm still contributing to the team's success and I feel I've got a lot to offer on and off the pitch.

"This is an exciting time to be involved with so many good young players coming through."

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has used Giggs selectively in recent seasons, although the evergreen midfielder has maintained his knack of making important contributions to the United cause.

His exquisite pass set up Nani's opening goal in the Manchester derby last week, a match United won to maintain their healthy lead at the top of the table. If United win the league it will give Giggs a record 12 league winners medals.

Giggs has made more than 800 appearances for United and recently played his 600th Premier League game.


  • BardofAvon - 2011-02-18 19:03

    I'll never forget his six 6s in a row...

      byronviljoen - 2011-02-18 23:38

      That would be Gibbs .....

      ksetshotlho - 2011-02-19 02:01

      yah who can forget him hitting a ducth spinner for six 6s at the 2007 cricket world cup in the carribean. would have loved to have seen him collect the million dollar purse for his charity of choice. by the way, how did sir alex manage to convince him to quit the proteas and play for the red devils instead. and how did he manage to pack 20 years worth of silverware in a little under 3 years.

      BardofAvon - 2011-02-19 04:37

      @ ksetshotlho: Heh heh.!!!

      Suckerz - 2011-02-21 13:04

      Dude, Send me to your dealer!

      rmashudu - 2011-02-21 16:32

      So now he's living in South Africa while playing for United. ja neh.

  • mike - 2011-02-18 19:03

    Still playing great football, what a player!

  • Eduard - 2011-02-18 20:41

    of u r good u r good well done giggs i hope all dr young boys learn 4rm u

  • ksetshotlho - 2011-02-19 09:20

    @Bardofavon: just couldnt have myself there man. you should have seen what i wrote before. and yeah, who can forget that over. i dnt blame you for a single moment. devastating player on his day, almost untouchable.

      ksetshotlho - 2011-02-19 09:23

      ...just couldnt help myself..

  • Albo - 2011-02-21 09:29

    What a player!!! Possibly Fergies replacement?? - watch this space!!

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