Ryan Giggs was honoured by the Queen yesterday, which only adds to the high credentials of the Manchester United veteran and legend. Ryan Giggs has played 519 games for the Red Devils whilst scoring 100 goals in the process. Ryan Giggs has had to compete for his position with new incomers Anderson and Nani, however, not only has Giggs been the fan favorite, but his performances on the pitch have quashed the ever so promising Anderson and his challenge.
The Manchester United Legend had his first Red Devils debut at the age of 17 in 1990, and throughout his whole career he has been compared to the great and late George Best (arguably one of/the greatest players to have played the game). Ryan Giggs is the most rewarded player to ever play at Old Trafford
Former Manchester United Scout Dennis Schofield described his discovery of Ryan Giggs as immaculate, despite working for United’s deepest rivals Manchester City at the time:
“I watched him go up the left wing and he was dynamite. His pace and skill on the ball were outstanding.
“He was a tall lad with long legs. His attitude was first class and everybody liked him – I don’t think he had one enemy.”
“The people who should have been with him were sat in the office while Ryan was at home.
“In the meantime, Sir Alex Ferguson turned up at his home with United’s youth team development officer Joe Brown and they signed him as a schoolboy until he was 16.”
Ryan Giggs, in response to receiving his OBE, said:
“It is a very proud day for me and my family.
“I’m lucky to play for such a great club for such a long time and have a successful career.”
“I tried to keep it quiet from the players. They will know a bit more about it tomorrow.”
Whilst former Manchester United player Mickey Thomas said:
“He’s done it all and his record speaks for itself. He has been the best natural left-sided player of the last decade.
“He has done everything in the game and deserves to be mentioned in the same bracket as other United greats like Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law.”
Football fans, of all ages and teams, must give their two cents to a man of such quality. Despite not being a ‘Manc’, heres to Ryan Giggs!