It is official, Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will be playing another season for the Red Devils according to ESPN on Mar.1, 2013. The veteran is set to make his 1000th appearance this weekend when he is expected to take the pitch against Norwich City at Old Trafford.
The 39-year-old will now look to complete a 24th season with the Manchester side and was delighted during his interview on MUTV:
I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I am feeling good, enjoying my football more than ever and, most importantly, I feel I am making a contribution to the team. This is an exciting team to be part of, with great team spirit, and we are again pushing for trophies as we head towards the business end of the season.
During his time at United Giggs has experienced a landslide of silverware in comparison to many others that have been in the game as long as the Welshman having won the Premier League 12 times in addition to four FA Cups, three League Cups, two UEFA Champions Leagues, one Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup and a Club World Cup. By scoring in the last two league matches, he ensured he has scored in 23 consecutive seasons.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson was equally as delighted as his veteran charge when he also faced the press this afternoon believing that Gigg's achievement haul is likely to never be achieved again in the future:
I don't think what he has achieved will ever be achieved by anyone again. What can I say about Ryan that hasn't already been said? He is a marvelous player and an exceptional human being. Ryan is an example to us all, the way in which he has, and continues to, look after himself.
He has fantastic energy for the game and it is wonderful to see. Ryan seems to reach a new milestone every week and to think that he now has 23 unbroken years of league goals behind him is truly amazing in the modern-day game. His form this year shows his ability and his enjoyment of the game are as strong as ever and I am absolutely delighted that he has signed a new contract.
Ryan Giggs is sure to see a rapturous ovation this weekend at Old Trafford and is likely to wear the armband for the Red Devils as he steps into the record books for both his club and in the history English football.
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