Giggs avoided Fergie for a decade

Ryan Giggs and Alex Ferguson

Ryan Giggs spent the first 10 years of his Manchester United career trying to avoid Sir Alex Ferguson, because he was so terrified of the legendary Scottish manager. Firebrand Ferguson has developed a reputation for the infamous hairdryer treatment, in which he screams in the face of his victims from just inches away. Ferguson famously […]

Three amigos bridge generation gap

When Jose Mourinho takes charge of Manchester United in summer 2012 he will have on his coaching staff three recently retired club legends. That’s the scenario posed by the week’s events, with the Portuguese signing on at Real Madrid, while Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville were each offered coaching roles at Old Trafford. […]

Picasso, Rothko, Hurst and Rooney

Wayne Rooney. Credit: Premier League World / PA Wire

When football is oft described as art those commentators probably didn’t mean this. Premier League World, the magazine TV show, has organised a one-off book, to be auctioned for charity, of drawings by footballers themselves. Unbelievably these drawings aren’t from when the players were in nursery!

Three amigos in one fight too many

Ryan Giggs Paul Scholes Gary Neville

With more than 2000 matches for Manchester United there is a safe place in the pantheon of club greats for Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.  Now in the twilight of glorious careers, the time has come for Sir Alex Ferguson to trust in new blood with defeats to Bayern Munich and Chelsea demonstrating […]

Fergie: Giggs back for Milan tie

Sir Alex Ferguson says Ryan Giggs could yet make Manchester United’s Champions League tie with AC Milan on 10 March. United head into the Old Trafford tie 3-2 ahead on aggregate after the first leg in Milan but will miss injury victims Rio Ferdinand, Anderson and Owen Hargreaves, together with suspended midfielder Michael Carrick “Ryan […]

Giggs bags yet another award

Ryan Giggs Salford

Ryan Giggs, Manchester United’s one-man trophy cabinet, was awarded the Freedom of Salford in a ceremony held today. The Welshman, 36, recently picked up the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award and is the current PFA Players Player of the Year. In a glittering career Giggs has won 23 major trophies. “I moved to […]

Giggs gets new United deal

Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year deal at Manchester United that commits him to the club until June 2011, beyond his 20th anniversary in the first team. The Welshman, voted 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award last week, has won more medals than any other player in British football history. “Ryan deserves […]

Gallery: Giggs takes BBC gong

Ryan Giggs Sports Personality of the Year 2009

Ryan Giggs claimed the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009 award in Sheffield last night. The award, voted for by the public since 1954, is the first time a Manchester United player has taken the prize since David Beckham in 2001. Giggs expressed his shock at taking the prize, beating F1 Champions Jenson Button […]

Giggs: Sports Personality of the Year? Make that decade, century and millenia

The BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year is something of anachronism, rewarding these days performance and profile and not ‘personality’. It matters little though. For the first time since 2001 a Manchester United player is not only in with a genuine shot of winning the gong but stands head and shoulders above his peers. Vote […]

Giggs: legend Scholes can go on

As word on the street spreads that Paul Scholes may bring an end to a glorious career when the season finishes in May, Ryan Giggs has backed the ginger legend to continue playing. Scholes, who scored in United’s 4-0 win at West Ham United on Saturday, is out of contract in June. “I preferred it […]