Ryan Giggs signs Manchester United contract extension

Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension, taking the 38-year-old's Manchester United career into a 22nd year.

The one-club midfielder is the only player to have scored in every season since the Premier League's creation in 1992.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Ryan is a marvellous player.

"In every training session and match he is the example for others to follow."

Former Wales international Giggs made his United debut in March 1991 and has won 24 trophies during a glittering club career, including 12 Premier League titles.

He also holds the Manchester United record for the most competitive appearances for the Red Devils with 898, and has scored three goals in 22 appearances so far this season.

Giggs said: "When I signed my first contract, I never thought I'd be able to play at United for 22 years.

"But I feel good and I know I can still contribute to keeping the team pushing for honours.

"Winning the club's 19th title was a great feeling but this club is all about what we do next and I'm really pleased I can be part of that."

Ferguson added: "In many ways, he epitomises all my teams here at United.

"He has constantly re-invented himself, adapted to the changing nature of the game and retained that desire and hunger for success.

"The young players in the dressing room have a great chance to learn from a player who will continue to break records that anyone in the game will find hard to beat."