Former defender would retire Giggs’ shirt.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has tweeted that he feels the club should consider retiring the number 11 shirt after Ryan Giggs’ retirement this summer.
The 35-year-old only recently left Old Trafford himself after being released at the end of his contract, and has been doing punditry for BBC Sport at this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
Ferdinand is also known for being active on social media, and responded to a follower’s question about Giggs’ famous number 11 jersey by agreeing that the Welshman deserves this recognition after going down as one of the club’s all-time greats in his career with the Red Devils.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 5, 2014
The former England international then followed this up by saying that the number should be kept in reserve for a special player with the desire to live up to the expectations it brings, citing the great history of the number 7 shirt at United, worn by the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Giggs is set to become assistant to new United manager Louis van Gaal next season.
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