Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has denied that the champions are out of the title race, saying the gap opened up by table-topping Arsenal is "bridgeable". United currently find themselves in ninth place and 12 points behind the Gunners. But their 40-year-old player-coach believes they can still fight back to put themselves in with a [.
Es gibt nur wenige Fußballspieler, die mit 40 noch aktiv sind und in Pflichtspielen eingesetzt werden, erst recht in einem Top-Verein wie Manchester United. Seit heute ist Ryan Giggs einer von diesen Ausnahmefußballern.Alles Gute zum 40. Ryan Giggs
Happy 40th birthday, Ryan Giggs. Retweet this to show your appreciation for #mufc's record appearance-maker. pic.twitter.com/rVpysXkOig Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 29, 2013 Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has joked that he will skive training today to avoid any 40th birthday pranks his team-mates might have in store for him.
Ryan Giggs might turn 40 today, but the United legend shows no signs of being in a rush of hanging up his boots, nor has his appetite for success been satisfied by the unprecedented amount of trophies he's collected during his career.
Should he play on Sunday against Spurs, Giggsy would become only the seventh player in history to take part in a Premier League match after turning 40 -Kevin Phillips, Teddy Sheringham, Gordon Strachan, Brad Friedel, Mark Schwarzer and Mike Pollitt did it before him and after his vintage performance against Bayer Leverkusen, few would bet against him being involved again.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs turns 40 today. On March 2, 1991 Giggs made his league debut (as a substitute) for the Red Devils against Everton at Old Trafford. After breaking into the first team at a young age of 17, he has never looked back since. Giggs made his full Manchester United debut in the Manchester derby on May 4, 1991.
David Moyes has admitted that Ryan Giggs could be offered a new contract, which would take the Welshman past his 41st birthday with him still a professional football player at the very highest level.
Giggsy will turn 40 on Friday, but the United manager that there's no reason as to why United's most capped player shouldn't be offered a new deal if he felt he could continue for a further 12 months, even though Giggs has already joined David Moyes' staff this season.
There are few players that will ever achieve what Ryan Giggs has as a Manchester United player. The Welshman, who turns 40 this November, made his debut for United in 1990 and has never looked back. With 951 appearances and 168 goals to his name for the club, Giggs is a United icon and always will be.
The class of ‘92 will always be Ferguson's greatest achievement with the youth academy at Manchester United. They're a generation that will never be forgotten, a generation that replicated the club's glorious success of the 60s, broke records and transformed Manchester United into a global giant.
From the studio that brought us the documentary 'Senna,' there's a new documentary coming soon entitled 'Class Of '92,' which covers the six players who came through the Manchester United academy and became superstars. Those six men are David Beckham, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville.
The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville) will debut in selected cinemas across the UK from Sunday 1st December and will be available on DVD from Monday 2nd December.
Manchester United's stalwart midfielder Ryan Giggs has made the most Premier League appearances as a player (611), is the only Manchester United player to have won 13 English Premier League titles and has been nominated to the UEFA Champions League 10 Seasons Dream Team from 1992 to 2002, just to touch the tip of his gigantic list of awards and nominations.
On a day where Manchester United veteran and player coach, Ryan Giggs has come out in support of his manager and claims the players are to blame, his veteran teammate and defender, Rio Ferdinand has done the same via his official Twitter account.
While Giggs spoke to the media as quoted by the Mail that, "I can't quite put my finger on it, we have just not played as well as we can both individually and as a team," Ferdinand was commenting back to a fan with his own admission of failings lately.
Ryan Giggs has come out in defence of David Moyes, claiming that the club's poor start to the season is down to the players, rather than the manager and rejected the thought that Sir Alex Ferguson's departure might have influenced the club.
United have lost three of their first six league games, with back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion following a 1-0 loss at Anfield earlier in September leaving United in 12th place as the club endured its worse start since the 1988-89 season.
It may have taken over 20 seasons but Manchester United's evergreen midfield star, Ryan Giggs broke one of the greatest records in European football on Wednesday October 2, 2013, when he made his 145 appearance in the UEFA Champions League.
Giggs now has been a part of more Champions League matches than former Real Madrid star Raul, AC Milan's Paolo Maldini, Barcelona's Xavi, Clarence Seedorf and fellow former Manchester United star Paul Scholes.
Eric Steele was one of the first casualties of the Manchester United coaching staff after the arrival of David Moyes. The former goalkeeping coach lost his job along with coach Rene Meulensteen and assistant manager Mike Phelan. As with every other manager these days, David Moyes decided to bring in his own backroom staff.
David Moyes ignored Sir Alex Ferguson's pleas to keep his backroom staff when he took over as Manchester United manager. The former Everton boss brought in his own team, including Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, coach Jimmy Lumsden, goalkeeping coach Chris Woods and long-term assistant Steve Round. Now, The Sun reports that Fergie advised Moyes to [.
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[TV anchor] "And finally a curiosity item from Walsall in the West Midlands where a dedicated Manchester United fan claims to have found the likeness of Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager, now a director at the club, in a wine stain.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says that veteran Ryan Giggs motivates him to extend his career, insisting that he'll play for another 10 years. The Dutch striker joined the Red Devils last summer and went on to win his first Premier League trophy with the club, also finishing as the league's leading goalscorer.
1. Ryan Giggs is officially too old to play at this level. We admire Giggs's efforts. We really do. He is well past the peak age (by about a decade) of a Premiership midfielder. That he has been able to remain competitive for so long speaks volumes to his conditioning, positioning and guile....
1. Ryan Giggs is officially too old to play at this level. We admire Giggs's efforts. We really do. He is well past the peak age (by about a decade) of a Premiership midfielder. That he has been able to remain competitive for so long speaks volumes to his conditioning, positioning and guile. But...
When people talk about Sir Alex Ferguson's transfer record, which has seen the club bring in some fantastically talented players, the conversation will always turn to the flops. Eric Djemba-Djemba is always one of the first names to be mentioned.
Now 32-years-old and playing for Partizan Belgrade, Djemba-Djemba has given an interview with The Guardian reflecting on his time at United.
If Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography proves anything about his time in charge then it's that we were truly blessed. During his 27 years at Old Trafford, United played, for the most part, expansive, attacking football utilising some of the finest players ever to have graced these shores.
Ferguson has repeatedly stated how fortunate he feels to have had so many great footballers in his charge, and picking a best team of his managerial reign is no simple task.
One of the things that Ed Woodward saidabout Manchester United's poor summer transfer window was that new United boss David Moyes wanted to "spend time with the squad" to understand what he had before deciding on what he needed to add via the transfer market.
Well four months later and Moyes should have a pretty good idea by now about who fits into his plans and who doesn't so that he can now start to shape the squad the way he wants.
Michael Carrick has signed a new contract with United which will keep him at the club until 2015, with the possible option of a further year. This is a rare move for the club, given that players in their 30s are usually only offered one year extensions.
Ryan Giggs was given a two year deal in 2005 but other than that, our older players aren't given the security of longer deals.
United take on Arsenal this afternoon and, for the first time in a decade, approach the game as supposed underdogs. Ryan Giggs has disputed this title but the eight points between them and us suggests they have clearly been superior, even if they've yet to play many tough games.
Some fans and sections of the media have said that if United lose today, falling eleven points behind Arsenal, there is no way we can retain our title.
Ryan Giggs was brought on as a 2nd half sub for Marouane Fellaini in tonight's Champions League game between Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk.
As this is his 145th appearance in this competition, he has now broken the record for the number of appearance held by any player. He previously shared the record with Raul but since moving to the Qatari side Al Sadd Sports Club, he no longer plays in the Champions League.
I have to say it was not my intention of writing a review of today's match but seeing as Dan is on vacation, I guess it is important that somebody does fill in and offer a take on what happened, so here goes nothing.
I have to start off by saying that things looked ominous and very suspect before the kickoff.