Giggs signs yearlong Man United contract extension

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs signed a one-year extension to

his contract on Friday, committing himself to the Premier League

champions until the end of next season.

The 36-year-old Giggs has never played for another club and

played in all 11 of United’s Premier League title-winning sides on

his way to becoming British football’s most decorated player.

He is the only player to have scored in every season of the

Premier League since its inception in 1992.

“Ryan deserves a new contract and I am sure that he will play

for another two years,” United manager Alex Ferguson said. “His

form is fantastic at the moment and he is playing some of his best


Giggs has played a record 821 games for United, modifying his

game with age to transform himself from a speedy left winger to an

intelligent deep-lying midfielder.

He broke Bobby Charlton’s long-standing appearance record for

United in the 2008 Champions League final.

“I am delighted that I have agreed one more year,” Giggs

said. “I am enjoying my football more than ever and I am looking

forward to hopefully winning more trophies with Manchester United.”

Giggs has won 11 Premier League titles, two Champions

Leagues, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, the

Intercontinental Cup and one Club World Cup.