Ryan Giggs 40th Birthday - Manchester United Legend

 

Ryan Giggs Turns 40 Today (29th November 2013) and the Manchester United veteran sees no signs of stopping. One of the most decorated players in the British game, the potential that earned him two PFA Young Player of the Year awards earlier in his career has long since been realised and he can see a few more seasons ahead of him. No longer the daring left-winger who tormented full-backs around the world but a calming old head influence on pitch and a mentor to most.

His brain remains ahead of his younger rivals and his ability to produce telling cross field balls and assists has never been better. The Welsh Wizard is a football legend and all wingers aspire to be him, to be treasured and talked about in folklore long after he eventually decides to hang up his boots. Another Manchester United Legend Bryan Robson feels that a man who was not named PFA Players' Player until 2009 remains a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson's squad. An ally to the boss and an indvidual who commands total respect in the dressing room and on field and is still showing the younsters how it's done. The most decorated player in the British game, the potential that earned him two PFA Young Player of the Year awards earlier in his career has long since been realised. Ryan is United's record appearance-maker; he surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton's 758 on the night he helped the Reds secure a third European Cup triumph - his second - in Moscow on 21 May 2008.  

Here are a few stats for you to ponder over, a true legend of the sport.

 

D.O.B 29th November 1973
Birthplace Cardiff, Wales
Position Midfield (left)
App 953
Goals 168
Joined Manchester United 29th November 1987
Manchester United Debut 02 March 1991 v Everton (H)
International Club Wales (now retired)

 

Would not be fair to not add one of his greatest goals so here it is, (sorry Arsenal fans)

 

 

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