New United deal for Giggs

16 October 2007 02:55
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs hopes to continue playing for as long as possible after agreeing a contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until the end of next season. The 33-year-old former Wales international has spent his entire career with United, appearing in 727 games for the club since making his debut in March 1991. Giggs, who has won 18 major titles with United - nine Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 1 European Cup - is pleased to sign the new deal. He told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to have signed for a further season. "I'm enjoying football more than ever and I hope to carry on playing football for Manchester United for as long as I can. "I'd like to thank Sir Alex, the fans and everyone at the club for the great support I've received over the years." United boss Sir Alex Ferguson added: "I'm absolutely delighted that Ryan has signed for a further season. "Ryan Giggs epitomises the word loyalty. He signed here as a 14-year-old schoolboy and is still with the club 20 years on. "Apart from his playing ability he has a fantastic demeanour and is a great role model to the younger players. I'm sure he'll be at the club for a long time to come."

Source: ESA