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Ryan Giggs extends deal at Manchester United

Friday - 3/1/2013, 7:00am  ET

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Ryan Giggs signed a 12-month extension to his contract at Manchester United on Friday, taking his Old Trafford career into a 24th year and ensuring the midfielder will continue playing into his 40s.

"I am feeling good, enjoying my football more than ever and, most importantly, I feel I am making a contribution to the team," Giggs said.

The 39-year-old Giggs will make his 1,000th senior appearance if he plays for United -- the only club in his extraordinary career -- against Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday.

Having reverted from a winger to a central midfielder, the Welshman remains an important member of Alex Ferguson's squad.

"What can I say about Ryan that hasn't already been said?" Ferguson said. "He is a marvelous player and an exceptional human being.

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