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Manchester United Hold Off on Ryan Giggs Contract Extension Until End of Season

November 4th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs has become accustomed to playing an important part of Manchester United's season every year since he has signed with the club, but his time as a player may be drawing to a close. Goal.com reports that United will delay contract extension talks until after the current season is over.

 

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It is United's policy to offer all players over the age of 32 a one year extension with the option of renewing at the end of that year. The 38 year old Giggs has always been a major piece in the United puzzle but has seen his role in the team greatly reduced this season due to a combination of age and younger players coming in and fighting for places. Giggs' contract expires in June and, with the winger turning 39 this November, the club wishes to hold off on contract talks until the end of the season.

The delay will no doubt lead to speculation over the Welshman's future with United and Giggs himself has admitted in interviews that the 2012-13 season could very well be his last. Giggs has always maintained that the basis he will use to determine whether he continues on or not is down to how he feels physically over the course of the season and if he is contributing to the team in a meaningful way. Giggs last played 120 minutes for United against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup last Wednesday.  

Tags: Contract Extension, Manchester, Manchester United, Premier League, Ryan Giggs, Soccer

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