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. [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Ryan Giggs, 36 Sunday, scored his 100th Premier League goal against Portsmouth in Manchester United’s 4-1 win on the South Coast. Superlatives fail to adequately describe Giggs’ career. A great player, a great man and a great role model in an age when false celebrity is all. Truly, an inspiration. Happy Birthday, Ryan.