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Ryan Giggs signs new deal at Manchester United

Manchester United chief executive David Gill (left) with Ryan Giggs
Giggs made his Manchester United debut against Everton in 1991

Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United that commits him to the club until June 2011.

The 36-year-old, who won the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, has won more medals than any other player in British football history.

"Ryan deserves a new contract and I am sure that he will play for another two years," said manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Giggs has made more than 800 appearances since his debut in 1991.

His collection of silverware includes 11 Premier League titles and two European Cups.

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"I am delighted that I have agreed one more year," said Giggs.

"I am enjoying my football more than ever and I am looking forward to hopefully winning more trophies with Manchester United."

News of the former Wales international's new deal emerged at the same time as United drew AC Milan in Friday's Champions League draw.

Giggs has been a regular this season, wearing the captain's armband in the absence of central defender Rio Ferdinand.

And Ferguson added: "His form is fantastic at the moment and he is playing some of his best football."

Paul Scholes, 35, is also set to be offered a contract extension by United.



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Giggs wins BBC Personality award
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Giggs & Scholes set for new deals
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Giggs in a class of his own
26 Apr 09 |  Man Utd
Giggs earns prestigious PFA award
26 Apr 09 |  Football
Giggs is our best ever - Scholes
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