Giggs signs one-year extension

The Welshman had already indicated his wish to continue his career

into a remarkable 21st season at Old Trafford and United have today

confirmed the deal has 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.” Despite celebrating his 37th

birthday in November, Giggs is still making a massive contribution

to the Red Devils’ cause. It was his superb pass that set Nani up

for the opening goal in last weekend’s Manchester derby triumph

that keeps the Welshman on target for a record 12th championship.

He has already scorched past 800 appearances for the club and

recently played his 600th Premier League game. “You run out of

words to describe Ryan Giggs,” said Sir Alex Ferguson. “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.”