Ryan Giggs

Manchester United

The player most deserving of a statue at Old Trafford will probably never get one

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Old Trafford has had many heroes over the years. This is unsurprising, given the club's rich history. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, orchestrators of the two great periods of sustained success, have been immortalised, in statue form, outside the ground. Sir Matt gazes into the distance, where the holy trinity of Charlton, Law and Best celebrate together, a monument of glory from a now distant age.

United must lay down a marker against rivals

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Ryan Giggs has urged Manchester United to show they can go head-to-head with title favourites Chelsea and Manchester City and show more consistency than they've done so far.

Despite a slow start, United entered the international the break in fourth spot, eight points behind league leaders Chelsea but only three points adrift of City, with the former due at Old Trafford on October 26, while the latter will host United the following week.

Angel di Maria gets “bums off seats” says Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs

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Ryan Giggs has praised the impact of the British transfer record signing Angel di Maria following the successful start he has made since joining the...

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LVH Tips Giggs To Be Next United Manager

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For the first time Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has public confirmed that he is grooming Ryan Giggs to eventually replace him as Manchester United manager.

The former Dutch national team manager praised Giggs at an annual charity dinner at Old Trafford and called the United legend the perfect example for the players and also underlined his excellent communication skills.

Ryan Giggs defends Man Utd’s summer spending of foreign players

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Ryan Giggs has defended Manchester United's summer spending on high profile foreign players by claiming the club will always give youth a...

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Photo: New Man Utd star Radamel Falcao chats to assistant manager Ryan Giggs

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With Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal at an awards evening in his native Netherlands on transfer deadline day, it was down to assistant boss...

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The Major Talking Points From Round 3 Of The English Premier League

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Howard deserves criticism for his performance against Chelsea

Asking for improvement from a goalkeeper who has conceded six goals isn't brain surgery. For the last couple of seasons, Tim Howard has been rightly heralded as one of the best goalkeepers in the league. His performances in the World Cup, particularly against Belgium, elevated him to icon status in the USA.

Process, Philosophy, Humiliation.

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There's not really any other word to describe both the performance and the feelings that ensued following last night's abomination. It initially brought back memories of a horrendous evening at Upton Park in the Carling Cup back in 2010 when we collapsed 4-0 that evening during a wretched display.

A Recap of Evra’s Manchester United Journey

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Guest Writer: Rossa from Redcafe I love Patrice Evra, and I hate seeing him leave Manchester United. At United, he was controversial, other teams' supporters hated him, but he was still our little...

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Have United found the new Fergie?

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Ryan Giggs has compared new Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, to Sir Alex Ferguson, claiming both men have a special aura about them and both understand what it takes to make a team successful.

Van Gaal has only been in charge for nine days but that didn't prevent him from getting his United career off to a flying start as the Reds trounced Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly on Thursday, and Giggs believes what he's seen of the Dutchman so far has a lot in common with what he experienced during the 23 yearshe played under Fergie.

Herrera: I grew up watching Cantona

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Ander Herrera, who has described his move to Manchester United as a dream come true, has reflected on his heroes when he was growing up. Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo are amongst the United legends that he has looked up to.

"You always see the best players in the world and I always watched Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane and, while he was at Real Zaragoza, Gustavo Poyet, who is now the Sunderland coach," Ander told MUTV.

New signings imminent at United

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Ed Woodward has told Manchester United fans the club will be extremely busy over the next couple of weeks and that fans should expect various arrivals and departures before the Premier League gets underway on August 15th against Swansea.

Having already spent more than £50m on Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, United have lost Ryan Giggs, who retired at the end of last season, while Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Federico Macheda and Alex Buttner have all left the club and the quartet is set to be follow suit by another couple of players, including Patrice Evra.

Chicharito To Join Manchester United USA Tour Next Week

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More than a few eyebrows where raised last week when Manchester United released the names of the players who travelled to the US last week.

Hernandez is arguably the most famous United player in America, but it looks like Hernandez will be joining his teammates in Los Angeles next week:

Hernandez made just six Premier League starts last season at United under David Moyes and Ryan Giggs, and has to be hoping that impressive preseason will catch the eye of Louis van Gaal and would lead to bigger and better things.

No RVP, But Rooney, Mata, Herrera And Shaw In Man United Tour Squad

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The early World Cup exits for Spain and England will have a positive impact for Man United fans in the US and Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata are David De Gea will be arriving in the US this week as United begins its US preseason tour under new boss Louis van Gaal.

Also coming to America are new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, and assistant manager Ryan Giggs likes the strength of the squad that United are bringing over.

Ryan Giggs: Number 11 shirt won’t be retired

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With Ryan Giggs retiring from playing and becoming Manchester United's assistant manager, our legend has insisted he wouldn't want his famous number 11 shirt to be retired.

"No," he replied. "There are obviously special cases but it just depends on the club really. I don't think it's [right] for United where they constantly churn over great players.

Butt and Neville to learn future next week

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Phil Neville and Nicky Butt will discover whether they're part of Louis Van Gaal's plans or not over by the end of next week, once the Dutch manager officially takes over at Manchester United after his World Cup campaign with Holland.

Neville returned to Old Trafford last season as part of David Moyes' coaching staff and continued to work alongside interim manager Ryan Giggs even after Moyes was sacked in April, but with Van Gaal bringing in three new coaches -Frans Hoek, Marcel Bout and Albert Stuivenberg and Giggs promoted to assistant manager, Neville's future remains unclear.

Van Gaal not scared by United job

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Ryan Giggs has insisted Louis Van Gaal will not be "scared" by the size of the job awaiting him at Manchester United and he expects the Dutchman to be relishing the challenge at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is a hugely experienced coach, having won titles at Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ Alkmaar and Giggs was adamant the Holland manager knows exactly what he'll be expected of him at United but his experience at big clubs ensures he won't be fazed by the task ahead of him.

LVG Cannot Wait To Start At United Says Giggs

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Ryan Giggs says Louis van Gaal will "relish" the challenge as Manchester United boss, after it was announced the Dutchman will take charge of his first game at Old Trafford on 12 August.

LVG's home debut will be a friendly against Valencia but, before that, Van Gaal and his squad will embark on a tour of the United States.

Manchester United Home and Away Shirts For 2014/15 Season: New Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Although not officially released, images of Manchester United's new kits have surfaced online.

These strips are the first to feature United's new sponsor, Chevrolet. In fact, in anticipation of the official release, the American car manufacturer commissioned a ‘teaser' video, see here:

The video, featuring star players Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and David de Gea, as well as new assistant manager Ryan Giggs, shows the evolution of Manchester United shirts, culminating in a mass march down Sir Matt Busby Way.

Video: Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Robin Van Persie and David De Gea star in Man Utd kit teaser

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Manchester United's new kit is coming soon and this teaser video starring Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Robin Van Persie and David De Gea has been...

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Luke Shaw “thrilled” to join Manchester United

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Luke Shaw "thrilled" to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England international Luke Shaw has revealed that he is thrilled to join Manchester United.

The 18-year-old completed his switch to Old Trafford on Friday as the Red Devils confirmed the signing of the left-back from Southampton.

Butt to continue as United coach

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Nicky Butt is expected to remain as Manchester United as a coach once the Louis Van Gaal era finally gets underway in its earnest, with the former United midfielder set to continue his role with the club's academy.

A product of the Class of '92, Butt will continue to manage the Under-19 side in the UEFA Youth League and he'll also continue to work alongside Warren Joyce with the Under-21 side, after having being temporarily promoted to the first team fold by Ryan Giggs when the Welshman replaced David Moyes for the last four games of last season.

Ryan Giggs expresses after Manchester United sign Ander Herrera

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Ryan Giggs expresses after Manchester United sign Ander Herrera - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager assistant manager Ryan Giggs has expressed his delight after the Red Devils completed the signing of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

The 24-year-old has long been linked to Old Trafford as the former Red Devils manager David Moyes was keen on bringing the Spain international last summer.

Will LVG Play Rooney In Midfield Next Season?

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Interesting story by Dave Kidd in the Mirror, that new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will try Wayne Rooney in a deep-lying midfield role during the teams USA tour next month.

According to Kidd, And after consulting the Ryan Giggs on the issue, LVG is looking for ways to play Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Rooney together.

Van Gaal and Giggs agree priority target

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Although new United manager, Louis van Gaal, is busy chasing World Cup glory with his Dutch side in Brazil, the big Dutchman is still finding time to begin assembling a United team capable of challenging for the Premier League in his first season.

RedRants understands van Gaal held recent talks with new assistant manager, Ryan Giggs, about his plan to crack ONE transfer deal before any others are processed.

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs Featured In Documentary Based On His Time As Interim Manager [VIDEO]

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ITV made a documentary to display Ryan Giggs' transition from being a legendary player at end of his career to being an interim manager for his beloved club Manchester United.

When David Moyes became Sir Alex Ferguson's successor, the 13-time Premier League winner was brought into the coaching staff while still remaining active as a player.

Done deal? Impact of Luke Shaw as 3rd highest paid Man Utd player?

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Done deal? Impact of Luke Shaw as 3rd highest paid Man Utd player? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to a report from Goal, they can allegedly 'reveal' that Manchester United haveagreed terms in a deal worth£40m to sign Luke Shaw from Southampton.

I am not here to bring you this as 'breaking news' because the report came out a day ago, my focusis the impact this deal would have upon the dressing room if it isaccurate.

Manchester United Transfers: Fans Upset By Lack Of Action!

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Manchester United Transfers: Fans Upset By Lack Of Action! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United Transfers are as rare as hen`s teeth according to fans frustrated by the lack of solid news about alleged targets.

Ed Woodward is more elusive than the Pimpernel!

The UK media is filling column inches thanks to the lack of any sort of news about Manchester United transfers coming out of Old Trafford.

The Life of Ryan Giggs Documentary

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Ryan Giggs became Manchester United for 4 games following David Moyes sacking and this hour long documentary shows the pressure's that came with the job and the emotion Giggs went through after their final game of the season against Southampton.

Rooney Dismisses Scholes’ Criticism

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney dismissed Paul Scholes' criticism on Thursday, saying he is 'not interested' in his former team-mate's comments.

Scholes, who was part of Ryan Giggs coaching staff at the end of the season, wondered in a recent interview whether we have seen the best of Rooney, whether he will ever get back to the player he was two or three years ago and whether the Englandd striker was 'worn out', having started his senior career with Everton at the age of 16.

Ryan Giggs cried after Man Utd retirement

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed that he cried after realising he had finished his final matchday as a player. The realisation that...

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Blame lies with the players, says United defender

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Rafael has insisted the players should shoulder the blame for United's abysmal showing last season and that him and his team-mates are the only figures responsible for United's worst season since 1989-90, as United finished seventh and missed out on European football altogether for the first time in over two decades.

Mata: It’s hard to get your head around the phenomenon Manchester United

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Juan Mata has reflected on his decision to sign for Manchester United and be in a position to play alongside his hero, Ryan Giggs.

"It's hard to get your head around the phenomenon Manchester United is and the presence it has worldwide until you're there – it's a giant," he said.

Evra has extended his contract?

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According to the Premier League list, Patrice Evra has extended his contract at United, although this hasn't been confirmed by the club.

Some newspapers reported last week that Evra had been spotted in Turin ahead of a medical at Juventus, but this story was denied by the player's agent, Claudia Pastorello,

"The guy hasn't been to Turin," he revealed.


Francesco Totti Breaks Ryan Giggs Champions League Record

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Francesco Totti became the oldest player to score in the Champions League as his super finish at the Etihad gave Roma a 1-1 draw in their clash tonight taking the record from Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs who scored his last Champions League goal aged 37 and 289 days!

For the record Totti turned 38 on Saturday!

Brilliant Ryan Giggs Panenka v Salford City

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Ryan Giggs scores this brillant panenka against Salford City FC tonight as the local side took on the the Class of '92 in a friendly.

Although Giggs was never as cocky as a Pro when presented a spot-kick he didn't show it!


EXCLUSIVE Rio Ferdinand interview – Disappointed to miss out on LvG doing things differently at United

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Rio took time out of his busy schedule helping to promote EA SPORTS UFCto talk to us at RoM.

As some of you may know, Rio is a huge fan of the UFC andhe recently took part in a training camp with the UFC's Brad Pickett whotaught him what it really means to Feel The Fight!

In part three of RoM's exclusive interview with Rio Ferdinand, our former defender talks to Noorudean Choudry about life after United.

Giggs: I cried over thoughts of leaving United

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Ryan Giggs has revealed at after the final game of the season, he cried when he realised that it was the last time he could be seeing the players and staff at United as a fellow employee.

Having taking on the role of interim manager and not signed a new deal as a player, Giggs had to face the possibility that Louis van Gaal wouldn't ask him to stay at the club and he would be saying goodbye, after over two decades at United.

The Rest

Rio: I was next in line to take a penalty in Moscow

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Rio Ferdinand was on the Clare Balding show and has talked about the night in Moscow when we beat Chelsea in the European Cup final.

Following missed penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry, the shoot-out went in to sudden death. Ryan Giggs, on the night be broke Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record, slotted away his penalty, before Nicolas Anelka stepped up.

COMPETITION: Ryan Giggs t-shirt

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Art of Football are giving away a Ryan Giggs t-shirt to one lucky RoM reader. All you have to do is send your full name, address and shirt size, along with a YouTube link of your favourite Giggs moment to: republik_of_mancunia_competition@hotmail.co.uk

Their online shop also has designs for international football legends as well as England themed t-shirts, ahead of the World Cup.