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This is 40: Premier League legend Ryan Giggs pens new Manchester United deal

The 39-year-old penned his first professional deal with the Red Devils in 1990.

Ryan Giggs with team-mate Wayne Rooney.
Ryan Giggs with team-mate Wayne Rooney.
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RYAN GIGGS HAS signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United which will see him play in his 23rd senior season with the club.

The 39-year-old penned his first professional deal with the Red Devils in 1990 — after joining them as a youth player in 1987 — and has never looked back, making a club-record 931 appearances and winning numerous honours including 12 Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two Champions Leagues.

And the winger is not done yet, insisting he still feels able to add to the squad, while he is looking forward to the prospect of yet more trophies this season with a second treble on the cards. The Welshman told the club’s official website: “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. I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I would like to thank Sir Alex (Ferguson) and the coaching staff and I would also like to thank David Gill who has been a tremendous support over my many years here.”

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