Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United.
Giggs, 33, has played 727 times for United and, having now agreed to stay at the club until at least June 2009, he is expected to surpass Charlton’s record of 759 appearances.
The veteran has admitted his delight at agreeing new terms and he insists he is enjoying his football more than ever.
“I am delighted to have signed for a further season,” Giggs told United’s website.
“I am enjoying football more than ever and I hope to carry on playing football for Manchester United for as long as I can.
“I would like to thank Sir Alex Ferguson, the fans and everyone at the club for the great support I have received over the years.”
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Giggs’ loyalty to the club.
“Ryan Giggs epitomises the word loyalty,” Ferguson added.
“He signed here as a 14-year-old school boy 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 am sure he will be at the club for a long time to come.”