Old Trafford veteran puts pen to paper on new deal.
Ryan Giggs signs new Manchester United contract extension
Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension, taking the 38-year-old’s Manchester United career into a 22nd year.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: “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.”
Former Wales international Giggs, who made his United debut in March 1991, said: “When I signed my first contract, I never thought I’d be able to play at United for 22 years.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
It is quite phenomenal that in this day and age a player can complete at the highest level for such a prolonged period and clearly Sir Alex Ferguson is still very aware of the Welshman’s ability to make an impact. Thus far this season the 38 year old has made 22 appearances, albeit many from the bench, and has scored three.
The Man United man has adapted his game expertly, moving from a marauding wing role to a more balanced midfield position where he can use his great footballing knowledge to overcome any loss of pace.
Giggs has now notched up an incredible 898 appearances for the Old Trafford club and netted 165 times.