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Giggs signs Man United contract extension

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  • Ryan Giggs has agreed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United
  • The 35-year-old winger remains with the European champions until June 2010
  • Giggs has been at Old Trafford for 18 years and is still a vital member of squad
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(CNN) -- Ryan Giggs has agreed a new one-year contract extension with Manchester United, keeping the 35-year-old winger at Old Trafford until June 2010.

Giggs is still making his mark in the Manchester United first team after 18 years at Old Trafford.

Giggs is still making his mark in the Manchester United first team after 18 years at Old Trafford.

Giggs, who made his first team debut for the club nearly 18 years ago, told the English and European champions' official Web site: "I feel fit and I'm enjoying my football more than ever.

"This is an exciting young team and the spirit is great in the dressing room. I want to be a part of that and achieve even more success."

Giggs scored the only goal in Sunday's 1-0 Premier League win at West Ham and manager Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to his professionalism.

"Ryan is a true professional of the game," Ferguson said. "His lifestyle, the way he looks after himself, his desire to always want to win is a credit to him and also an inspiration to any young kid who wants to become a footballer.

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"He is like a young boy in the way that he plays and, although he wants to play every game, he understands that by using his experience when it matters is a benefit to him and the team.

"It would be easy for him to be complacent after all he has achieved but he isn't and that speaks volumes of why the club wanted to extend his services and use that experience."

Giggs has won the Premier League title 10 times during his career with United, with the club on course to secure the championship again this season.

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