Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year extension at Manchester United as Sir Alex praises the ‘exceptional’ Welshman.
He is set to make his 1000th senior appearance (for club and country) of his footballing career and yet the 39-year-old shows no sign of slowing down. The ever-green Ryan Giggs has signed a new contract at Manchester United which means the fans will catch the glimpse of this Welsh legend for one more season at least.
“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.” – Giggs told the press.
With United being 12 points ahead of Manchester City, Giggs is on course to win his 13th Premier League titles, to go along with his four FA cup and four League cup medals – an unimaginable feat.
When asked about the brilliance of this man, for once, Sir Alex seemed to be lost for words. The Manchester United manager believes that the achievement of Ryan Giggs can’t be surpassed by anyone in the future.
“Ryan is an example to us all, the way in which he has, and continues to, look after himself.
“What can I say about Ryan that hasn’t already been said? He is a marvellous player and an exceptional human being.
“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. I don’t think it will ever be achieved again by anyone.
“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.” – Sir Alex was quoted in the press.
The United boss praised the 39-year-old’s ‘youthfulness’ and also revealed that Giggs continue his involvement at the club even after he retires, possibly in a managerial role or as a coach.
“He still has that wonderful youthfulness in the way he plays, he still has great balance and a change of pace. He still has his fitness and still gets you a goal.
“I told him this morning I expect a bill from his mother for all the sandwiches and teas she used to make for us when we went to his house every week when we were trying to get him to sign schoolboy forms.
“The plan is for Ryan to stay on (at the club after he’s finished playing). Involvement after they’ve played here is important, whether that be as a coach or assistant manager or working with the youth team.
“If anyone has ambitions to be a manager you should take on different roles before you get there, almost as a preparation. He [Giggs] has got to take his badges and spend time with the young players in the academy and prepare eventually to be a manager.” – The United boss added.