Giggs extends United contract
Manchester - Manchester United's 38-year-old
midfielder Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year extension to his contract,
the Premier League champions said on Friday.
Giggs, who made his United debut in March 1991, has made a club record 898 appearances, scoring 162 goals.
"When I signed my first contract, I never thought I'd be able to play
at United for 22 years but I feel good and I know I can still contribute
to keeping the team pushing for honours," Giggs said in a statement.
"Winning the club's 19th title (last season) was a great feeling but
this club is all about what we do next and I'm really pleased I can be
part of that."
The former Wales international has won 12 Premier
League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and two Champions League
While he is no longer an automatic starter and
has moved from the wing to a more central role, he is nevertheless often
turned to for key games.
He is also the only player to score in every season since the Premier League replaced the old first division in 1992.
"Ryan is a marvellous player," manager Alex Ferguson said in a statement.
"In many ways, he epitomises all my teams here at United; he has
constantly re-invented himself, adapted to the changing nature of the
game and retained that desire and hunger for success.
training session and match, he is the example for others to follow. The
young players in the dressing room have a great chance to learn from a
player who will continue to break records that anyone in the game will
find hard to beat."