Ryan Giggs celebrates his 40th birthday this week, but Manchester United boss David Moyes has hinted that the club may be ready to offer the Welsh veteran a new one-year dea, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Having been restricted to only a bit-part role in the last few seasons, Giggs was rumoured to be considering retirement, following in the footsteps of his ‘Class of ‘92’ counterparts such as David Beckham, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.
The speedy winger has amassed an incredible 951 appearances for the Red Devils, and has won the Premier League a record thirteen times.
He looks to have taken his first steps into the world of coaching, but Moyes has assured fans that the Old Trafford hero is not ready to hang up his boots just yet.
Giggs came under the spotlight once again this weekend as he returned to his native Cardiff for United’s 2-2 draw with the newly promoted Bluebirds.
England may lament Giggs as ‘the one that got away’ (he was eligible to opt for the Three Lions, having moved to Salford aged just six years old), and in true Janujaz style, the youngster’s nationality proved to be a bone of contention.
Like George Best, Giggs’ national allegiance meant that he never graced a major international tournament, but some of his most famous moments came in the Champions League.
Arguably his most memorable European night came against Juventus in 2003 when he ran rampant against the Italians, scoring twice.
United’s epic 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final replay of 1999 will be remembered for Giggs’ unstoppable run through the Gunners’ defence, but although the Welsh wizard’s days on the pitch appear to be numbered, Moyes is likely to offer English football’s most decorated player one last hurrah.
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