Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension which will see the Welshman stay at United until at least the end of the 2011/12 season.
That will be Giggs’ 21st season with United, a remarkable feat for the player who made his club debut back in 1991, before the English Premier League was even formed.
Giggs has played more than 850 times for United and recently made his 600th appearance in the Premier League, but the Welsh Wizard still feels he can contribute to the team who are currently top of the table.
“It is great to know I’m contributing to the team’s success. I feel I’ve still got a lot to offer. All I’ve ever wanted to do is play for United and I’ve been lucky enough to do that for 20 years. This is an exciting time to be involved with so many good young players coming through”, Giggs told manutd.com.
Giggs has, of course, only ever played under one Manchester United manager – Sir Alex Ferguson. And the Scot described his delight at the new contract:
“You run out of words to describe Ryan Giggs. He is a marvellous player and a wonderful man. To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level in such a physically demanding position at his age requires a special person. He is still turning in man-of-the-match performances and his experience is so vital for the younger players in the squad.”
Giggs has won eleven Premier League titles, four FA Cups, four League Cups, eight Community Shields, two Champions League titles, one Super Cup and one World Club Cup, as well as twice being named PFA Player of the Year and being included in the PFA Team of the Year nine times. And, it seems, Giggs doesn’t want to stop there.
This article originally appeared on sports website Sports Haze but is now unavailable due to the site closing down.
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