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Saying more about Manchester United than it does him?

Date: 12th February 2014 at 6:10pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Ryan Giggs has and always will be one of the Premier League's greatest ever players. But at 40 years of age, with Manchester United fans and pundits alike compelled to applaud whenever he successfully completes a five-yard pass, his regular attendance in the Red Devils first team has begun to say more about the club than it does the Welshman's many achievements in the game. Don't get me wrong, how can one justifiably criticise the only survivor from the Premier League's inaugural season still plying his trade in the top flight today? Regardless of the immense ability Giggs has always shown, that astonishing, 22-campaign feat alone makes him by default the most experienced player the Premier League has ever seen. When you combine that with 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League medals, six PFA Team of the Year awards and even a BBC Sports Personality of the Year accolade on the mantelpiece, who wouldn't want that level of expertise in the dugout, the dressing room, and even the squad? Especially amid such turbulent times at Carrington. But what other Premier League club can claim to have an individual of such twilight in their squad, still yet to make less than 30 appearances in a single campaign? Some would argue that only further ... Read More


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