Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Manchester United, tying the veteran winger to the English club until the summer of 2012.
The 37-year-old has made a club-record 862 appearances for United since signing professional terms in 1990.
Giggs, who has been one of United’s most consistent performers this season, says “it’s 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.”
“All I’ve ever wanted to do is play for United and I’ve been lucky enough to do that for 20 years.
“This is an exciting time to be involved with so many good young players coming through.”
United manager Alex Ferguson described Giggs “as a marvelous player and a wonderful man.”
“You run out of words to describe Ryan Giggs,” said Ferguson. “He is a marvellous player and a wonderful man.
“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.
“He is still turning in man-of-the-match performances and his experience is so vital for the younger players in the squad.”
Giggs’ haul of 32 winners’ medals includes 11 Premier League and two Champions League titles.