United hope over duo
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Gill is confident Roy Carroll and Ryan Giggs will sign new contracts at Old Trafford.Manchester United chief executive David Gill is confident Roy Carroll and Ryan Giggs will sign new contracts at Old Trafford.
Giggs is out of contract in 18 months' time and has rejected a new deal to prolong his association with The Red Devils, while Carroll could leave the club on a free transfer at the season's end.
Long-serving Welsh winger Giggs has snubbed the offer of a one-year extension to his deal, which is club policy regarding over-30-year-olds.
The in-form wide man is holding out for a two-year deal and retains hope that the Premiership giants will break with tradition.
United supremo Gill acknowledges the current impasse in talks but remains bullish about Giggs wanting to finish his career at Old Trafford.
"I am very confident Ryan will stay with Manchester United for the remainder of his career," Gill told MUTV.
"We know Ryan wants two years and we have only offered him one, which is what we feel is appropriate for a player in their 30s and it is what we have done in the past.
"But I am sure both parties can sort something out because Ryan doesn't want to leave and we don't want him to leave."
In the case of Northern Ireland international Carroll, Gill revealed the goalkeeper has rejected the club's latest offer.
Gill, though, believes there is still reason to believe that a compromise can be reached with United's current number one.
He added: "We have offered Roy an improved contract, commencing this season and going on for a further three years.
"He has rejected it, although hopefully we can work something out there as well."