Manchester United to offer Ryan Giggs new contract

Sir Alex Ferguson (L), Ryan Giggs
Giggs (right) made his United debut against Everton on 2 March 1991

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed midfielder Ryan Giggs will be offered a new contract.

The 38-year-old, who has scored in every Premier League season, has been on a rolling one-year deal at Old Trafford since the age of 30.

Ferguson said: "We know he can't go on forever, but he can play for another year."

Giggs has been linked to the vacant Wales managerial job, following the death of Gary Speed.

Giggs, who made his United debut in 1991, has made 624 league appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 111 goals.

In his 21-year career, the Welshman has won 12 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and three League Cups.

Though long-time team-mates Paul Scholes and Gary Neville have both retired in the past 12 months, Giggs has continued to play an integral role when called upon by Ferguson.

Despite his age Giggs has featured in 15 matches in all competitions this season - including recent victories against QPR and Aston Villa - and 70 more between 2009 and 2011.

And, providing the veteran wants to, Ferguson cannot see any reason why he should not stay for yet another campaign.

"I think Ryan can play for another year," said Ferguson.

"There is no evidence at this moment in time that his energy, stamina or speed are decreasing. In fact, it's exactly the same as it was the last two or three years. It's amazing."

Giggs has helped himself by maintaining a strict training regime, including regular yoga sessions to maintain suppleness in previously troublesome hamstrings, and has been fortunate to avoid major injuries.

"I know it's mid-season now and it all depends on what Ryan thinks about his future, too," Ferguson added.

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