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Giggs agrees new United deal
12 Feb 2009 - 10:46:45
Veteran Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has agreed a new one-year contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until the end of next season.
The 35-year-old made his debut for the club almost 18 years ago and has played more games for United than anyone else, beating Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 758 appearances last year.
Giggs told the club's official website: "I feel fit and I'm enjoying my football more than ever.
"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."
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson added: "Ryan's a true professional of the game.
"His lifestyle, the way he looks after himself, his desire to always want to win is a credit to him and also an inspiration to any young kid who wants to become a footballer.
"He's like a young boy in the way that he plays and, although he wants to play every game, he understands that by using his experience when it matters is a benefit to him and the team.
"It would be easy for him to be complacent after all he's achieved but he isn't and that speaks volumes of why the club wanted to extend his services and use that experience."