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Are Manchester United legends deserving of fan criticism?

It’s clear that Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are coming to the end of their illustrious careers at Manchester United. Between them, they’ve won a veritable stack of silverware and will rightly go down as legends at Old Trafford. Both still have a part to play this season, although some Red Devils fans have been critical of their recent performances, especially Giggs according to The Sun. It seems as though a minority are singling him out, despite the champions’ recent impressive form.

Giggs, 34, said: “Getting criticism is part of being a Manchester United player. It doesn’t bother me.

“I don’t know why I’m singled out. Maybe it’s because I’ve been around so long.

“But the one person I have to impress is the manager — and while he is picking me, I know I am good enough.”

Sir Alex Ferguson has also been criticised for letting sentimentality get in the way of team selection. Many argue that the likes of Nani and Anderson are far more effective than Scholes and Giggs these days, although you can’t question the latter pair’s experience at this stage of the season, while Scholes also played an influential role in helping the team secure a point at Blackburn on Saturday.

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