The man just keeps going. 37 year old Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has agreed a one year extension to his contract which will keep him at Old Trafford until the end of 2011-12 season. The announcement was officially made on the club’s website on Friday. The Welsh wizard signed professional forms with United in 1990, making his debut in March 1991. In that time he has made a club record 862 appearances, scoring 158 goals. He has won 11 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Champions Leagues, one Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup and a Club World Cup.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted that a deal has been reached saying “You run out of words to describe Ryan Giggs. 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.”
For his part Giggs confessed that “All I’ve ever wanted to do is play for United and I’ve been lucky enough to do that for 20 years. 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. This is an exciting time to be involved with so many good young players coming through.”
One of the most photographed monuments by visitors to Old Trafford is the Holy Trinity statue of Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and George Best from the clubs hey days of the sixties. I wish I was as sure of winning the lottery as I am that another statue of the new Holy Trinity of Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville will be erected in the not too distant future.
Do you want to see a statue of the new Holy Trinity erected at Old Trafford?