Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will extend his Old Trafford career by another year; taking his stay at the club into an incredible 24th season.

Giggs is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and, at the age of 39, there has been inevitable speculation that the Welshman would decide to lower the curtain on his illustrious career in the summer.

But Ferguson still values Giggs as a vital member of his Manchester United first-team and believes the veteran is healthy enough and hungry enough to continue playing a prominent role.

Although the Manchester United manager did not confirm if Giggs has already signed a contract extension, Ferguson stated emphatically that the midfielder is set for another season.

"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."

Giggs is the most decorated player in the history of the British game, having won 12 Premier League titles and two European Cups with Manchester United.

The former Wales international has made 925 appearances for Manchester United - more than any other player - and the milestone of 1000 games now looks to be within his reach.

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