Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs will remain at the club for another year, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed on Wednesday night.
Giggs made his United league debut in 1991 and is the only player to have appeared in every single Premier League season so far, but with the 39-year-old edging closer to the end of his career, it had been suggested this term would be his final year.
However, after playing a starring role in United’s 1-0 FA Cup win over West Ham on Wednesday night, Giggs’ manager has revealed the former Wales international shall be staying on for a incredible 24th year at the Red Devils.
Speaking to MUTV, Sir Alex said: “He will play for another year. 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.”
Giggs spoke after the West Ham win too, but he was considerably more reserved on the matter than his manager, stating that he is just taking this season as it comes.
He told ITV: “I’m just enjoying my football at the moment and seeing what this season brings.”
The win over West Ham sees United face Fulham in the next round and Giggs is relieved to have got past Sam Allardyce’s side, with a number of players such as Wayne Rooney, Anderson and Nani all making injury comebacks.
He continued: “In the FA Cup anything can happen, we saw that last night. So we’re just pleased to get through.
“When you’ve got players who play all the time and some players just coming back from injury it can be tough sometimes. I think all the lads who came back did well.
“You have to give credit to West Ham, they’re a tough team to play against. [At the start of the second half] We couldn’t get out of our own half but then Carrick and Scholes came on and calmed everything down and we kept the ball a lot better.”