He’s as good as ever, says Ferguson after Giggs signs new Man United deal
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claims Ryan Giggs' form is as good as ever after he signs one-year contract extension
Sir Alex Ferguson claims Ryan Giggs’ form is as good as ever after the midfielder signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Manchester United until June 2014.
The 39-year-old Giggs has made a staggering 931 appearances for the Red Devils since signing a professional deal with United in 1990 and making his debut the following year.
Ferguson said: “What can I say about Ryan that hasn’t already been said? He is a marvellous player and an exceptional human being. Ryan is an example to us all, the way in which he has, and continues to, look after himself.
“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.
“His form this year shows his ability and his enjoyment of the game are as strong as ever and I am absolutely delighted that he has signed a new contract.”
Giggs, who has scored 168 goals for United and has lifted 12 league trophies with the Red Devils, insisted he still has a part to play at Old Trafford.
“I am feeling good, enjoying my football more than ever and, most importantly, I feel I am making a contribution to the team,” said Giggs.
“This is an exciting team to be part of, with great team spirit, and we are again pushing for trophies as we head towards the business end of the season.
“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.”
As well as the league titles, Giggs has also won four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Champions Leagues, one Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup and a Fifa Club World Cup during a decorated career at Manchester United.