Thursday, February 12, 2009

Giggs gets 1-year Manchester United contract

MANCHESTER, England — Ryan Giggs, Manchester United’s most decorated player, agreed to a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until June 2010.
The 35-year-old Welsh midfielder, whose contract was due to end in June, has made a record 787 appearances for United since making his debut in 1991. He is still a key member of a team in contention for the Premier League, Champions League and two domestic cups.
“I feel fit and I’m enjoying my football more than ever,” Giggs said Thursday. “This is an exciting young team and the spirit is great in the dressing room. I want to be a part of that and achieve even more success.”
Giggs has won 10 Premier League titles, two Champions League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups. His goal against West Ham on Sunday made him the only player to have scored in all 17 Premier League seasons.
He made a club record 759th appearance in May’s Champions League final win over Chelsea, surpassing Bobby Charlton.
“It would be easy for him to be complacent after all he has achieved but he isn’t and that speaks volumes of why the club wanted to extend his services and use that experience,” manager Alex Ferguson said.

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