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Giggs signs new Man Utd contract

Ryan Giggs
Giggs broke United's appearance record in the Champions League final

Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at Manchester United until 2010.

The 35-year-old winger, whose previous deal was set to end in June, has made a record 787 appearances for United since making his debut in 1991.

The Welshman's new contract at Old Trafford will run until only a few months short of his 37th birthday.

"I feel fit and I'm enjoying my football more than ever," Giggs told United's official website.

"This is an exciting young team and the spirit is great in the dressing room. I want to be a part of that and achieve even more success," he added.

Giggs is United's most decorated player having won 10 Premier League titles, two Champions League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups.

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His goal against West Ham on Sunday made him the only player to have scored in all 17 Premier League seasons.

He made a club record 759th appearance in May's Champions League final win over Chelsea, surpassing Bobby Charlton.

"Ryan is a true professional of the game; his lifestyle, the way he looks after himself, his desire to always want to win is a credit to him and also an inspiration to any young kid who wants to become a footballer," said United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

"He is like a young boy in the way that he plays and, although he wants to play every game, he understands that by using his experience when it matters is a benefit to him and the team.


"It would be easy for him to be complacent after all he has achieved but he isn't and that speaks volumes of why the club wanted to extend his services and use that experience."

Giggs retired from international football in 2007 after making his 64th appearance for Wales in order to prolong his club career.

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