MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ryan Giggs signed a 12-month extension to his contract at Manchester United on Friday, taking his Old Trafford career into a 24th year and ensuring the veteran midfielder will play on into his 40s.
"I am feeling good, enjoying my football more than ever and, most importantly, I feel I am making a contribution to the team," Giggs said.
The 39-year-old Giggs will make his 1,000th senior appearance if he plays for United — the only club in his extraordinary career — against Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday.
Having reverted from a winger to a central midfielder, the Welshman remains an important member of Alex Ferguson's squad.
"What can I say about Ryan that hasn't already been said?" Ferguson 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 ... 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."