Evergreen Ryan Giggs has signed a new deal at Manchester United that will see him remain at Old Trafford until 2013.
Giggs was coy on a setting a retirement date last month, claiming he will go on as long as he feels he can contribute to the team and he must feel he still has something to offer signing a one year deal.
This means Giggs’ United career will enter a 23rd year and Sir Alex Ferguson was quick to praise the stalwart saying:
“Ryan is a marvellous player.
“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.”
Giggs said of his new deal:
“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.
“Winning the Club’s 19th title 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.”