Giggsy will turn 40 on Friday, but the United manager that there’s no reason as to why United’s most capped player shouldn’t be offered a new deal if he felt he could continue for a further 12 months, even though Giggs has already joined David Moyes’ staff this season.
“He doesn’t look like someone who is going to drop considerably,” Moyes told the Telegraph.
“He has made the first step into coaching and management and sometimes when you do that you say: ‘Actually I have had enough of playing now’.
“He doesn’t look as if he is at that point yet, so who knows? And it’s only these sort of decisions you would make right at the end. At his age you don’t consider it six months before.”
While the prospect of Giggs extending his incredible run of 22 seasons at the club and adding to the 952 appearances he’s already notched is obviously appealing for sentimental reasons and it’s a tribute to Giggsy’s fitness and professionalism, were United to renew a 40-year-old’s contract without strengthening their squad, questions would have to be asked.
United’s wafer-thin midfield has been in desperate need of an injection of quality and physicality for over three or four seasons now and the injuries that have sidelined Michael Carrick and Phil Jones could amplify United’s malaise in the middle third of the pitch, with Marouane Fellaini, Giggs and Tom Cleverley the only options left at David Moyes’ disposal.
The United manager, however, has admitted that he’ll be looking to recruit more midfielders in the future.
“We felt in the summer we would have like to have got a couple in to midfield and we only added one so it is an area we need to look at,” said Moyes.
Hope, the saying goes, springs eternal.