Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United on Friday.

The news, confirmed by Manchester United, comes a day before the 39-year-old makes his 1,000th appearance (including games for Wales and Great Britain) in the United’s Premier League game against Norwich City.

The midfielder is already the most-decorated player in British football history and will win a 13th league title if United hold on to their 12-point lead in the Premier League.

“What can I say about Ryan that hasn’t already been said?” said manager Sir Alex Ferguson. “He is a marvellous 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,” Ferguson added.

Ferguson said: “Ryan has fantastic energy for the game and it is wonderful to see. He seems to reach a new milestone every week and to think that he has 23 unbroken years of league goals behind him is truly amazing in the modern-day game.”

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