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Fergie: Giggs will extend United contract

ESPN staff
January 17, 2013
Ryan Giggs looks set to play past the age of 40 © Getty Images

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Ryan Giggs looks set to be offered an extension to his contract at Manchester United after manager Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV the Welshman will "play for another year".

Giggs' current deal expires in the summer - as is the case with Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes - and it has been speculated that the midfielder might call time on his career at Old Trafford, which started in 1990.

But, speaking after the 39-year-old played the full 90 minutes of United's 1-0 win over West Ham in the FA Cup on Wednesday, Ferguson hailed Giggs' longevity.

"He will play for another year," Ferguson told MUTV. "There are no discerning signs of tiredness or weakness in his game, his quality is still there and he has fantastic balance.

"He has the appetite for it and he is just an incredible human being."

When informed about his manager's comments, Giggs said: "I don't feel like that now! I'm enjoying it more than ever at the moment, though. The FA Cup at Old Trafford... if you don't enjoy it you need to pack it in."

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