Man Utd Veteran Ryan Giggs Signs Up For 21st Campaign

Chris Wright

18th, February 2011

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By Chris Wright

Manchester United have confirmed that seasoned vet Ryan Giggs has been offered and signed a new, one-year contract extension at Old Trafford – thus taking the Welshman’s vaunted one-club career into it’s 21st season.

Said Giggs, who’ll turn 38 a couple of months into next season, via United’s official site:

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is play for United and I’ve been lucky enough to do that for 20 years. It is great to know I’m still contributing to the team’s success and I feel I’ve got a lot to offer on and off the pitch.

“This is an exciting time to be involved with so many good young players coming through.”

Sir Alex also offered his five-penneth:

“To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level in such a physically demanding position at his age requires a special person.

“You run out of words to describe Ryan. He is a marvellous player and a wonderful man.

“He is still turning in man-of-the-match performances and his experience is so vital for the younger players in the squad.”

‘Hairy’…’hairy’ is a good word to describe Ryan Giggs.

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9 Comments

  1. Fredmeister says:

    Absolute Hero. His dedication astounds me.

    He has to be up there with Steve Redgrave as one of sports most relentless winners. Astonishing.

  2. Tinez says:

    Even with my intense, vitriolic and visceral hate for Manchester United there isn’t a bad word anyone can say about Giggs’ abilities, temperament and role-modelling. The archetypal professional.

  3. Michael D says:

    Completely agree with you Tinez…Man U can all go take a dive (and do) but Giggs is all class and a top-notch professional

  4. Fellaini's Fro says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever forget the goal he scored against arsenal in 99 FA cup semi final, partly because how sublime the goal was, and partly for discovering that we fund out the Bigfoot has been hiding in thick undergrowth that is Ryan giggs’ chest hair.
    All in all, one of the best player the premier league has seen in its short history, and always will be

  5. Chris says:

    I am certain that Ryan Giggs was replaced by a frighteningly realistic android several years ago. It’s the only way this makes any sense. I want to shake his hand in congratulations and suspicion.

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  7. AHMED KABBA -TURAY says:

    MANCHESTER UNITED IS LIKE A RELIGION TO RYAN SO LET US ALL PRAY AND SAY THANKS TO ALMIGHTY GOD TO PROVIDE US SUCH A PLAYER LIKE RYAN GIGGS.NO AMOUNT OF WORDS WILL BE ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE HIM MAY ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS HIM FOR HIE SERVICES TO THE CLUB.

  8. Montesquieu says:

    Someone ought to tell him to retire and get himself in an old folk’s home…

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