Michael Carrick It has only taken seven years for Carrick to get his own song and the praise he deserves. The players aren't stupid though and voted him their Player of the Year. Think about this: United have never finished outside the top two with Carrick in central midfield.
Ryan Giggs has arguably been United's best winger this season after putting in some great displays on the left wing. Last night he assisted two of Robin van Persie's goals which helped seal United's championship.
Michael Carrick, who was shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year last week, has sung the praises of Giggs who will still be playing for United in his 40′s.
Manchester United have only one more game left with the familiar figure of Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, which is against West Brom in the last fixture of the 2012-13 season. With the Premier League title already sewn up, the Red Devils could usually be tempted to take their foot off the gas, but in this case will want to end the legendary Scottish manager's 26-year tenure with three points.
Having won back to back titles with Molde, a club that had never won the league before, in his first two years of management, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is regularly linked with jobs in the Premier League. It goes without saying that United fans would love for him to be good enough to manage our club one day.
1. Ahead of kick-off against Norwich there was the promise of extending our lead to 15 points clear at the top if we won. However, with Real Madrid to play on Tuesday, you had to wonder what sort of team Sir Alex Ferguson would go with. It was great to hear what an experienced side had been picked when the team news was announced.
After 27 years and an astonishing 38 trophies, Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he is to retire as Manchester United manager. In recent days, there had been more than a little speculation about when he would call it quits, but now that Sir Alex has made his decision there is a lot of talk [...]
Ryan Giggs will be playing for Manchester United in to his 40′s after winning his thirteenth title this season. He obviously can't go on forever and believes that the young players coming through need to make their mark on the team.
"I have seen so many young players over the years have a chance and not really take it," he said.
Manchester United clinched their record 20th Barclays Premier League crown on Monday evening courtesy of a thrilling first half hat-trick by none other than Robin van Persie. After another excellent performance from the Dutchman, it would be almost unfair to compliment the play of Ryan Giggs who controlled the midfield and service into the box that was spot-on against Aston Villa.
What can Manchester United learn from Real Madrid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United and Real Madrid are traditionally the biggest football clubs in their respective countries, and they came face-to-face earlier in this season's Champions League. The Spaniards prevailed before overcoming Galatasaray; they now face Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the competition.
Following Manchester United's 3-0 win over Aston Villa last night, confirming the club as champions, the players took part in a customary lap of honour around the pitch. However, after making it around once, the players opted to go a second time, fully emersed in the celebrations with the fans.
When they finally did get in to the tunnel Ryan Giggs was being interviewed on Sky Sports by his former team mate Gary Neville.
Robin van Persie hit a first-half hat-trick as Manchester United strolled to an unprecedented 20th English league title with a 3-0 victory at home to Aston Villa tonight.
Manchester City's 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday had handed the Red Devils a chance to regain the crown, and Alex Ferguson's men needed no second invitation, swamping Villa to claim the championship with four games to spare.
In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large.
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Up until 7.45pm on Tuesday night, in keeping with a lazy habit that wants everything to be boiled down to one individual, Manchester United Real Madrid had been billed as the "Ronaldo homecoming". As the teamsheets were announced, the game became a sort of unofficial "Ryan Giggs day", before ultimately, and rather depressingly if [.
What starting lineup will Sir Alex Ferguson select today in the UEFA Champions League match against Real Nadrid? Post yours in the comments section below. Sir Alex Ferguson says that Ryan Giggs will play a part in the match, which ... Continue...
Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is set to make his one thousandth senior appearance in an illustrious career when his side face Real Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed to reporters that Giggs would play a part in the highly anticipated match, though the Scot refused to say whether the 39-year-old Welshman would start or not.
Real Madrid and Barcelona kick off today soccer action when the two clubs meet for the sixth time this season.
Barcelona have the opportunity to extend their gigantic lead in Spain's Primera División, and a win today will avenge their 3-1 loss to Madrid on Tuesday. The match won't possess the usual hype of an El Clásico, however, with Madrid set to rest the majority of their starters ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Manchester United.
Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard: What their treatment say about their clubs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Following the announcement that the evergreen Ryan Giggs will be playing for Manchester United into his fortieth year, it appears increasingly strange that Frank Lampard – five years younger than the Welshman – seems almost certain to be making his last appearances for the London side.
The incredible Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract that will keep the winger at Old Trafford until June 2014 and see him complete his 23rd season as a first-team player. Giggs, signed professional forms with Manchester United in 1990 and made his debut on 2 March 1991. Since then, he has made a club-record 931 appearances, scoring 168 goals.
"Time to bring back my pre-school class photo impression! Taking ya'll back to '93!" Chicharito "Wait, am I supposed to SMILE for you? Por dios!" Antonio Valencia "I don't know what the hell I'm doing" Rafael(Bonus Evra : "Yeah, what the hell is that pose?
Ryan Giggs of Manchester United (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
It is official, Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will be playing another season for the Red Devils according to ESPN on Mar.1, 2013. The veteran is set to make his 1000th appearance this weekend when he is expected to take the pitch against Norwich City at Old Trafford.
Erik Lamela of AS Roma (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
Manchester United continue to search for the next youngsters to breed as their long term midfield replacements for veteran's Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. According to TalkSport on Mar. 1, 2013, it appears that they have found at least one they deem a worthy target for their summer transfer efforts.
Didn't expect to write today, but the news is in and it deserves relaying to all those who may have missed it, although I didn't know anyone lived on the moon these days. If planet earth is indeed your preferred habitat, you may have stumbled across the announcement that it's St.David's Day. For those unaware, he's the patron saint of Wales.
Ryan Giggs extends contract for his 24th year at United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ryan Giggs has signed a new-one year contract extension with Manchester United which will tie him to the Old Trafford club until June 2014.
Ageless Ryan Giggs pens new one year deal
The 39-year-old, undoubtedly the most decorated player in British football history, will complete his 23rd season as a first team player while his next appearance will be 1,000th senior appearance, a landmark achievement for any footballer, albeit it includes games for Wales and Team GB at the London Olympics as well.
Swansea City celebrates with the trophy after winning the Capital One Cup-Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images
In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend's English Premier League anddomestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related toEnglish football at large.
The PFA Merit Award was given to Manchester United's class of '92 at Sunday night's PFA Awards.
Ryan Giggs, Eric Harrison, Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes, George Switzer, Kevin Pilkington, Phil Neville, Chris Casper, Nicky Butt, John O'Kane and Gary Neville were all present to receive the award.
Ryan Giggs is a modern footballing phenomenon. He's in his 40th year but still we see him playing almost every week at the top level. On Tuesday he reached the incredible achievement of 1,000 competitive games by playing against Real Madrid, and he did so in a match of the highest quality. His durability and [.
When players are guilty of making poor challenges, it is usual that opposition players react by surrounding the referee. For example, when Vincent Kompany made a rash challenge on Nani during our FA Cup clash against City last season, Wayne Rooney ran straight to referee Chris Foy.
"Funny how people think I got Kompany sent off," Rooney said afterwards.
Spurs star Gareth Bale has been named as the PFA Player of the Year and its Young Player of the Year. The 23-year-old picked up both honours both of which are voted for by fellow professionals at a ceremony held last night. He said: "It's a massive honour. To be voted by [...]
Ryan Giggs has reflected on the moment when he saw Nani sent off against Real Madrid on Tuesday. According to the FIFA Law 12, the consequence of dangerous play is a caution, but Nani was sent off. For a challenge to be considered serious foul play there has to be excessive force, which obviously there wasn't when Nani was simply attempting to bring the ball down.
It happened last season, why can't it happen again this season? As the clock ticked beyond 90 minutes at Carrow Road last season, United looked to be heading for the exit door with just a point after squandering the lead late in a game they knew they had to win. Up step Ryan Giggs on [...]
There have been better United players. Ronaldo unquestionably, a handful of others arguably. There have been more charismatic heroes, characters with edge and a kind of madness that our fans adore. Cantona, of course, but also the likes of Keane and Schmeichel. Just as the Pope is regarded as God's representative on earth, these hardboiled figures obsessed with the notion of winning somehow seemed like their manager's representative on turf.