Ryan Giggs

Manchester United

Classic Football Adverts: Ryan Giggs Discovers His Evil Doppelganger In Reebok’s Claymation Extravaganza, 1997 (Video)

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Ryan Giggs did a fair few decent adverts for Reebok (and a fair few naff ones for Quorn) in the mid-1990s, with his sponsors working wonders with the Manchester United winger's often near-lifeless dialogue delivery.

Thankfully, the sportswear brand went and roped in a soundalike for what must surely count as their magnum opus when it comes to their Giggs-related commercial output: The entirely animated lesser-spotted 'Doppelganger' short, which clocks in at almost five minutes.

Mata: I’m settled in Manchester and want to stay

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Juan Mata's contract at Manchester United expires in the summer and he would be free to talk to other clubs in January about a move away from the club.

However, in an interview with ESPN, Mata has claimed he hopes he can continue at United and would sign an extension if one was offered.

Why not?

Man Utd: Adidas Release Limited Edition ‘Class Of 92’ Trainers In Homage To Giggs, Scholes, Beckham, Neville Et Al (Photos)

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As part of their retro-flavoured range of Manchester United merchandise, Adidas have knocked out a trainer-based homage to the club's famous 'Class of 92' youth team.

As you well know, United's 1992 vintage proffered forth the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt, all of whom went on to make hundreds of appearances for the Red Devils.

Set-Piece Pioneers: Man Utd Pair Ryan Giggs And David Beckham Attempt Simultaneous Freekick Routine, 2001 (Video)

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In the first of what we might turn into a semi-regular series on Pies, we examine some of the oddest, most esoteric set-pieces to have ever been unleashed, both in anger and in muddled incompetence.

Three games into the 2001/02 season, Manchester United came up against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Barry breaks record for Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Gareth Barry broke Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record as the West Bromwich Albion midfielder played his 633rd game in Monday’s clash against Arsenal.

Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception from both Arsenal and West Brom fans before kick-off.

Albion’s Barry breaks record for Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Gareth Barry broke Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record as the West Bromwich Albion midfielder played his 633rd game in Monday’s clash against Arsenal.

Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception from both Arsenal and West Brom fans before kick-off.

Albion’s Barry breaks record for Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Gareth Barry broke Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record as the West Bromwich Albion midfielder played his 633rd game in Monday’s clash against Arsenal.

Barry was named Albion captain at the Emirates Stadium in honour of his milestone moment and received a warm reception from both Arsenal and West Brom fans before kick-off.

Giggs: Rooney should celebrate if he scores against United

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Wayne Rooney will make his first competitive appearance at Old Trafford since the final game of last season when he was substituted off with two minutes left to play in our 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

While it seemed likely he would be leaving in the summer, nothing had been resolved yet, so there was no formal goodbye.

Giggs tips Barry to reach 700 Premier League appearances

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London (AFP) – Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has tipped Gareth Barry to reach 700 Premier League appearances, with the former England midfielder on the brink of matching the Welshman’s all-time record.

Barry is set to equal Giggs’s record of 632 games when West Brom host West Ham on Saturday.

A Ryan Giggs Premier League record under threat

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is set to have one of his Premier League records broken this season.

The Welsh wizard made his United debut back in 1991 before the Premier League was founded, going on to play 23 consecutive seasons with us, scoring in a record 21 consecutive Premier League seasons.

Class of 92 give support to mentor Harrison

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It has been reported in The Times that Eric Harrison, the legendary Manchester United coach who brought through the Class of 92, is suffering from dementia.

A few months ago, Harrison's grandson contacted the players David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

Ronaldhino and friends boost Pakistan football

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho and a host of other former top footballers played an exhibition match in Pakistan on Saturday in a push to encourage people in the cricket-mad nation to take up the game.

Recently-retired Ronaldinho, who graced the Barcelona shirt in his prime, told reporters he wanted to “provide a good show” in the country, which is looking to entice more international stars as security improves.

Ronaldhino and friends boost Pakistan football

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho and a host of other former top footballers played an exhibition match in Pakistan on Saturday in a push to encourage people in the cricket-mad nation to take up the game.

Recently-retired Ronaldinho, who graced the Barcelona shirt in his prime, told reporters he wanted to “provide a good show” in the country, which is looking to entice more international stars as security improves.

‘Best Goal Of My Career’ – Gary Neville Scores Nonchalant Flicked Volley During Kick-About In Singapore (Video)

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Former Manchester United teammates Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs spent last week out in Singapore overseeing the launch of the latest addition to their 'Hotel Football' business venture.

As part of the launch event, both Neville and Giggs took part in the 'Cafe Football Cup Final' a glorified kick-about between two teams of local players.

Retro Football: Arsenal Hero David Rocastle Scores Immaculate Solo Goal Against Man Utd, 1991 (Video)

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Seeing as though today marksthe 16th anniversary of David Rocastle's untimely passing, we thought it'd only be right to once again pay tribute to one of English football's most sorely-missed characters.

Despite having terrible eyesight, Rocky was one heck of a player skillful, nimble and intelligent both on and off the ball.

Retro Football: Presenting The Worst Goal Man Utd Have Ever Scored, Against Sheff Wed In 1991 (Video)

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Despite the best efforts of Paul Warhurst to gift them the win, Manchester United ended up losing 3-2 against Sheffield Wednesday in what might loosely be described as a 'thriller' at Hillsborough in October of 1991.

Having gone1-0 down to an early David Hirst strike, it didn't take long for United to restore parity less than two minutes in fact, thanks to Warhurst's superbly weighted through-ball to Brian McClair.

Man Utd: Star-Studded Michael Carrick Testimonial To Feature Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And Michael Owen

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Michael Carrick is to be given a testimonial by Manchester United to reward him for his 11 years with the club.

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The game, which will be played at Old Trafford, willfeature aManchester United 2008 XI which will feature the likes ofEdwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Giggs: United fans love Rashford because he came through the ranks

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A year has gone by since Marcus Rashford made his debut for Manchester United against FC Midtjylland and scored two goals. Days later, he played against Arsenal, and again scored two goals to give us a 3-2 win.

Ryan Giggs was United's assistant manager at the time and has discussed how he watched Rashford play days before making his debut.

Fellaini was Man United ‘panic’ buy – Giggs

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London (AFP) Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has described former manager David Moyes's decision to buy Marouane Fellaini from Everton in September 2013 as a "panic" buy.

Fellaini joined United from Everton, Moyes's former club, in a 27.5 million pounds ($33.6 million, 30.9 million euros) move on transfer deadline day.

Fellaini was Man United ‘panic’ buy – Giggs

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London (AFP) Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has described former manager David Moyes's decision to buy Marouane Fellaini from Everton in September 2013 as a "panic" buy.

Fellaini joined United from Everton, Moyes's former club, in a 27.5 million pounds ($33.6 million, 30.9 million euros) move on transfer deadline day.

Wayne Rooney might be ‘confused’ by Jose Mourinho, says Ryan Giggs

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Ryan Giggs has suggested his former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney might have been left confused by new manager Jose Mourinho. The Old...

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New Swansea boss Bradley comes out fighting

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London (AFP) Swansea manager Bob Bradley hit back at his critics on Friday as the American insisted his nationality had nothing to do with his arrival at the struggling Premier League club.

Bradley was hired by Swansea's new American owners Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan to replace the sacked Francesco Guidolin ahead of popular candidates like Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

New Swansea boss Bradley comes out fighting

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London (AFP) Swansea manager Bob Bradley hit back at his critics on Friday as the American insisted his nationality had nothing to do with his arrival at the struggling Premier League club.

Bradley was hired by Swansea's new American owners Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan to replace the sacked Francesco Guidolin ahead of popular candidates like Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

Man Utd: Ryan Giggs Once Tore A Strip Off Young Cristiano Ronaldo For Drinking Coke At Breakfast

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It would appear that things got a little fractiousbetween Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo on the odd occasion at Manchester United, specifically during the latter's early years at Old Trafford.

Indeed, according to ananecdote being attributed to ex-United teammateOle Gunnar Solksjaer, Giggs felt compelled to take the brash Portuguese urchin to task at least once for heinous breakfast-related lapses of professional conduct.

Ryan Giggs reveals when he came to know he is leaving Manchester United

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Manchester United announced that Jose Mourinho will be their new manager in May and after the latter took charge at Old Trafford, he decided against including the Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs in his backroom staff.

The Welshman was a part of the coaching staff under David Moyes, where he had the role of a player-coach.

Manchester United legend reveals timing when he knew he was leaving Old Trafford

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Ryan Giggs has admitted that he never knew that he will not be a part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff at Manchester United until a month ago.

The Portuguese tactician was announced was Louis van Gaal’s successor in May, just days after the Red Devils won the FA Cup after beating Crystal Palace in the final.

Ryan Giggs Brings 29-Year Association With Man Utd To An End After Agreeing Exit Settlement

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The day many thought would never come is upon us. After weeks of false starts and jumped-guns, Ryan Giggs has today agreed a settlement to bring his 29-year association with Manchester United to an end.

The BBC are reporting that Giggs, who served as assistant manager under Louis van Gaal, will have the final year of his contract paid up after he refused to accept a reduced coaching role under Jose Mourinho.

Man Utd assistant boss Ryan Giggs linked with Nottingham Forest job

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Everton

Reports: Phil Neville And Ryan Giggs Wish To Be Considered For Everton Managerial Vacancy Despite Not Really Being Managers

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Phil Neville is reportedly interested in stepping into the vacant managerial vortex at Everton, following Ronald Koeman's departure on Monday.

We suspect Neville is interested in the same way Pies would like to discover an envelope stuffed with folding money on our doormat every morning, but let's press on.

Barry marks milestone in Everton comeback win

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Liverpool (AFP) Gareth Barry crowned his 600th Premier League appearance with an equalising goal as Everton came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 3-1 on Saturday and retain second place.

A contested own goal by Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg put Boro in front at Goodison Park, but Barry equalised almost immediately for Ronald Koeman's team.

Barry marks milestone in Everton comeback win

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Liverpool (AFP) Gareth Barry crowned his 600th Premier League appearance with an equalising goal as Everton came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 3-1 on Saturday and retain second place.

A contested own goal by Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg put Boro in front at Goodison Park, but Barry equalised almost immediately for Ronald Koeman's team.

Let’s Hear It (Again) For… Gareth Barry, The Third Man To Join The Premier League 600 Club

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Congratulations are most definitely due to Gareth Barry today on the occasion of his 600th Premier League appearance. A truly outstanding feat, we're sure you'll agree.

Only two players, Frank Lampard (609) and Ryan Giggs (632), have gone beyond the 600 barrier and it's perfectly probable Barry may end up surpassingboth by the end of the season.

Paul Scholes

The Day I Met Paul Scholes

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They say you should never meet your heroes, for therein lies only disappointment. Sage advice, no doubt. So, when I was asked to go and interview Paul Scholes for Republik of Mancunia, did I heed it? No. I cleared my diary and told everyone I knew, and even a few people I didn't know.

The way you feel about some footballers can be difficult to put into words.

EXCLUSIVE PAUL SCHOLES INTERVIEW: Signing Ronaldinho, his greatest teammate and playing against Vieira

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In the summer of 2003, Ronaldinho was set to sign for Manchester United from PSG. The Brazilian was tipped to be the best player in the world so to lose out on him was hugely disappointing. The blow was softened by us signing Cristiano Ronaldo although at the time we obviously didn't know what sort of player he was going to develop in to.

Ronaldinho Runs Riot, Scores Hat-Trick Before Half-Time In Indian Futsal League Game (Video)

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With mortgages and 'leckybills to pay, the likes of Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Michel Salgado and Hernan Crespo are all out in Chennai at the moment to take part in the inaugural Indian Futsal League tournament.

Old Man Giggs flexedhis silky skillsin Mumbai colours a few days ago, but Sunday saw Ronaldinho go up against Scholes as the former's Goa team took on the latter'sBengaluru side.

Bob Bradley

Bob Bradley sacked but Swansea City’s problems go deeper

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That didn't go well, did it? After all the controversy that greeted his appointment (though an experienced former international manager joining the Premier League really didn't need to...

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Official: Swansea Sack Francesco Guidolin (On His Birthday) And Immediately Replace Him With Ex-USA Coach Bob Bradley

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Without a win in the Premier League since the opening day of the season, Swansea have parted company with head coach Francesco Guidolin and on his 61st birthday too. Ice cold.

With pressure already mounting before the weekend's 2-1 home defeat against Liverpool, Guidolin has today been dismissed and immediately replaced by former USA coach Bob Bradley, who leaves Ligue 2 side Le Havre to take up his new position with the Swans.

The Rest

Transfer latest: Everyone is talking about Arsenal’s Alexis

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Alexis Sanchez is entering the final 12 months of his contract next month, and his Arsenal future is up in the air. The Gunners striker has so far failed to agree conditions over an extension to his deal, and is strongly linked with a move away from the club this summer. Sanchez is enjoying his [...]

The lost art of the winger

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There is no right or wrong way to support your football club. It's a deeply personal journey for us all. Yet every club has certain characteristics to which those that love them can all relate. Manchester United is no different.

If every United fan was asked to pick a defining image, a single moment in time, one that summed up what the club meant to them, the images would fill volumes.

Bale is key as Wales prepare to roar at Euro

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Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) Gareth Bale is the key to Wales' Euro 2016 hopes, says Welsh legend Ian Rush, as Chris Coleman's dragons prepare for a first appearance at a major tournament for 58 years.

Wales have many talented footballers. But legends such as John Charles, John Toshack, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs were all world-class competitors who never played at a major finals in the red shirt.