Striker Louis Saha has signed a contract extension with Manchester United that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2010.
France international Saha, 28, joined the Premiership leaders from Fulham in January 2004 for £12.8m.
Saha, who has scored 12 goals this season, told United’s website:
“I am really enjoying my time here. I want to show my commitment to Manchester United and repay the faith that they have shown in me.”
With Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney also committing themselves to long-term contracts recently, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has secured the services of his current strikeforce for the forseeable future.
“I’m delighted we have extended Louis’ contract. We’re happy to see Louis here until at least 2010 and to add him to the players who have recently signed new contracts. We address the situation of players’ contracts now and then in order to strengthen the club and it’s great to add Louis to the list. His form has been fantastic since he has come back from injury and he has scored 26 goals in that time.”
Saha’s first two years at Old Trafford were blighted by injury, raising initial questions as to the wisdom of United’s outlay on him.
Since then, Saha’s pace, power and aerial threat has made him a vital member of United’s squad.
Saha added: “Hopefully we will have an exciting end to the season and add some silverware to the trophy room.”