Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United

By Dean Wilkins

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs put pen to paper and signed a new one-year extension with the Reds today.

Next season will be the 22nd the ex-Wales international has played for the Old Trafford side, having made his debut in March 1991.

Giggs’ career is one of the most successful in sporting history; he has made a club record 898 appearances, scoring 162 goals. He has scored in every season of the Premier League and has won the title 12 times. He has also won four FA Cups, thee League Cups, two Champions League, one Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.

The United number 11 said: “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.”

United’s 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.

“In every training session and match, he is the example for others to follow.

“The young players in the dressing room have a great chance to learn from a player who will continue to break records that anyone in the game will find hard to beat.”

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