Manchester United have today confirmed that the evergreen Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract which will take the veteran midfielder into this 24th season at Old Trafford.
Many fans had called for 39-year-old Giggs to possibly hang up his boots at the end of this season due to his poor start to the 2012-13 campaign. But consistent performances in the past few months has led to the Welsh wizard cementing his place in Sir Alex’s first choice XI.
Speaking to Manutd.com, Giggs said: “I am feeling good, enjoying my football more than ever and, most importantly, I feel I am making a contribution to the team.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I would like to thank Sir Alex and the coaching staff and I would also like to thank David Gill who has been a tremendous support over my many years here.”
Giggs has been an integral part of the most successful Premier league side over the past 20 years and his trophy cabinet doesn’t lie, with Giggs winning no less than 33 trophies at United. Sir Alex Ferguson was quick to praise Giggs after the news came out that he’d be playing for another year.
He said: “He has fantastic energy for the game and it is wonderful to see. Ryan seems to reach a new milestone every week and to think that he now has 23 unbroken years of league goals behind him is truly amazing in the modern-day game.”
Giggs has been very much nurtured by Sir Alex Ferguson and his backroom staff and Giggs is forever thankful for the help in which not just Sir Alex but the whole unit at United has given him.
With Giggsy still showing his class as he edges closer and closer to his 40th birthday, who knows when this man will stop competing at the highest level but what we know for sure is that when he does decide to call it a day, he’ll be sorely missed.