RYAN Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension, Manchester United announced today.
The deal, which will take Giggs beyond his 40th birthday, has been agreed after an outstanding series of performances from the veteran and ends speculation that he would retire at the end of the season.
The midfielder is already the most decorated player in British football history and will be winning his 13th league championship should United press home their 12-point advantage over Manchester City in the Premier League.
Alex Ferguson said: "What can I say about Ryan that hasn't already been said? He is a marvellous 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."