Ryan Giggs

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United veteran keen to stay

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Since taking over the club in July, David Moyes has repeatedly stressed the need to rebuild his team and part ways with many players of the current crop, regardless of how successful or how important to the club they might be.

It is, therefore, slightly surprising to see one players widely expected to leave Old Trafford this summer declaring that he's determined to continue playing football with Manchester United, yet that's exactly what Rio Ferdinand did yesterday, when he announced his intentions to remain at the club beyond the summer.

Moyes risks fans’ backlash over Giggs’ situation

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David Moyes could suffer a sever backlash from Manchester United fans if, has it has widely been reported today, he decides to bring Ryan Giggs' career at Old Trafford to an end after 23 years and 961 appearances in a red shirt.

Rumours that Giggs and Moyes do not see eye-to-eye and that the former has become disillusioned with the latter's methods in training and with his tactical approach have grown louder in recent weeks, despite Giggs' swift denial in yesterday's press conference of any rift existing between him and his manager.

Ryan Giggs: No Rift Between Me and Moyes

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Ryan Giggs: No Rift Between Me and Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggshas stressed that there is no rift between David Moyes and himself,while the midfielder has also insisted the Red Devils are not heading into tonight's Champions League quarter final with Bayern Munich asunderdogs.

Photos: Man Utd training ahead of Bayern Munich clash

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Manchester United trained earlier today ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich tomorrow. Manager David Moyes took part in the session and was also pictured in conversation with player-coach Ryan Giggs. And perhaps in an attempt to prepare United for the fright of facing Bayern, the sprinklers came on part way through the [.

Video: Man Utd pair David Moyes and Ryan Giggs deny rift, claim they do yoga together

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Manchester manager David Moyes and player-coach Ryan Giggs have denied they have fallen out with Moyes joking that they do yoga together! There has been rumours of a rift between the pair for several months, culminating in newspaper reports suggesting Giggs will quit Moyes' coaching staff and the club this summer.

Is Giggs been forced out United?

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Ryan Giggs has denied any rift with David Moyes, but has admitted he could leave the club at the end of the season, after admitting that he'll have to consider his options when the current campaign comes to an end.

Rumours of Giggs growing increasingly disillusioned with Moyes' methods and approach to training have been widely reported over the last couple of weeks, with the Welshman so unimpressed by his manager's tactics and training drills that he has, allegedly, stopped attending coaches meeting as "Moyes doesn't f*****g listen anyway".

Manchester United shares rocket by £80MILLION after Class of '92 linked with takeover

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David Beckham could front a deal that sees him and his famed 'class of 92' team-mates (Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, the Neville brothers Gary and Phil, Nicky Butt) wrestle control of Manchester United from current owners the Glazer family. Becks set up his own Academy in East London back in 2005 and is currently busy in the US launching a Miami-based MLS franchise.

Man Utd’s Class of 1992 buy Salford City

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Delighted to be part of @salfordcityfc in the future! For clarity No name change/ no ground change and management and committee as before! Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 27, 2014 Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt are set to become the new owners of non-league side Salford City.

Man Utd’s Juan Mata to ask Ryan Giggs for tips on beating Bayern Munich

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Juan Mata has joked that he will be asking Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs for tips on beating Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League quarter-final meeting between the two sides. Writing in his weekly blog, the Spaniard alluded to United's famous 1999 Champions League final victory over the Bavarian giants as a source of [.

United And Dortmund Progress In Champions League

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Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund wrapped up the last two available places in Friday's Champions League quarter-final draw on Wednesday's. United did the improbable, beating Olympiacos 3-0 at home to win 3-2 on aggregate. Meanwhile last season's runners-up Dortmund progressed despite losing at home to Zenit.

GIF It: The moment Ryan Giggs forgot he’s aged 40 (Man Utd vs Olympiacos)

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With all the excitement of tonight's crunch match between Manchester United and Olympiacos, an overexcited Ryan Giggs thought he was a 25-year-old winger. The 40-year-old decided that Giggs was indeed going to tear them apart again. But the old box of tricks and acceleration isn't quite what it once was.

Manchester United Crisis: Club responds to Giggs bust up rumours

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Manchester United Crisis: Club responds to Giggs bust up rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have responded to the widespread rumours claiming manager David Moyes and player/coach Ryan Giggs were involved in an aggressive bust up following the humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on the weekend.

Could Giggs ‘bust-up’ signal the end for Moyes at Manchester United?

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Could Giggs ‘bust-up' signal the end for Moyes at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

David Moyes' troubled tenure in the Old Trafford hot seat has been reported to have taken a further turn for the worse with rumours of a rift with the club's most decorated player, Ryan Giggs seeping out of the club.

News of internal rift sparks doubts over Moyes’ future

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News has leaked from within Manchester United today sparking rumours David Moyes' future is perhaps not as cut and dry as his 6yr contract suggests.

Recent results and, more worryingly, performances have been unacceptable but many onlookers still believe Moyes maintains the clubs backing. However, the latest news would, in most cases, make Moyes position untenable.

Video: Man Utd’s Vidic, Chicharito and Evra mock Danny Welbeck for saying Ryan Giggs was his childhood hero

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Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck was the butt of the jokes after claiming that Ryan Giggs was his boyhood hero. Team-mates Nemanja Vidic, Javier Hernandez and Patric Evra were laughing as Welbeck spoke about his heroes. Evra led the fun-poking, making a slurping noise as Welbeck talks about supporting United as a child as he [.

Premier League: Best XI since 2000

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Premier League: Best XI since 2000 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

English football has changed quite a bit since the turn of the century.

Way back in 2000, Kevin Phillips was the most feared striker in the top flight, while Manchester City were plying their trade in the old first division.

Is this United youngster the next Adnan Januzaj?

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"If you're good enough, you're old enough" These are the words of Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton. A man who is a supporter of the youth system at Manchester. A system that has produced world class talents such as Paul Scholes and George Best.

The system some believe, reached its peak when it produced some of the finest players of their generation in an exceptionally small space of time.

Giggs: “Mata could be a legend”

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Ryan Giggs has described Juan Mata as a potential United legend, claiming that the 25-year-old Spanish has all it takes to establish himself at United and go down as one of the Old Trafford greats, fully justifying the club-record fee United splashed out to secure his services.

Mata arrived from Chelsea for £37.

Mata: Giggs is an inspiration

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Manchester United confirmed they had agreed a deal to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea, pending an agreement of terms and passing of medical.

One of the first players he'll be seeking out is Ryan Giggs, who he revealed he admired back in 2011.

"He's actually one of the best wingers that there has been and are around right now," he said.

Fergie needs to help Moyes

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Eric Harrison, the former Manchester United Youth team coach, has called for Sir Alex Ferguson to step in to help David Moyes who, according to Harrison, has made life difficult for himself since arriving at Old Trafford.

Harrison, the man who coached David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Phil and Gary Neville and Nicky Butt when they were plying their trade in United's youth team, believes that the only thing that could help Moyes turn things around at Old Trafford is help from his illustrious predecessor.

More Moyes Woes As United Lose Again

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David Moyes continues to rewrite the record books at Manchester United, and not in a good way, as United lost for the third consecutive time, 2-1 at Sunderland in their League Cup semi-final, first leg. The defeat meant that United have lost three in a row for the first time since 2001.

Ryan Giggs, who had earlier hit the crossbar, gifted Sunderland the lead with an own goal right before halftime, and despite Nemanja Vidic equalising early in the second half, Fabio Borini's 65th-minute penalty gave the Premier League's bottom club the victory.

Impact of Manchester United’s youth… compared to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City

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Manchester United

Tom Cleverley 15 appearances
Danny Welbeck 13 appearances, 6 goals.
Adnan Januzaj 13 appearances, 3 goals.
Jonny Evans 12 appearances
Ryan Giggs 9 appearances
Darren Fletcher 3 appearances

Total: 65 appearances, 9 goals.

Ryan Giggs Should Take Mentorship Role With Adnan Januzaj at Manchester United

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Manchester United David Moyes was wise to point out the inconsistency of officials towards his young starlet Adnan Januzaj after the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. However the youngster will need to learn to toughen up as so many before him have.

Moyes said:

"I think in every game recently, I don't know how many tackles have been on Januzaj.

Cleverley admits being “average”

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In news that will surprise nobody, but in what still is a remarkable hones admission for a modern footballer, Tom Cleverley has admitted his performances this season have been extremely "average" this campaign and that the criticism he's received this season has been justified so far.

The 24-year-old has struggled to impose himself in United's midfield and one has to wonder whether Cleverley would be playing at all, had United the luxury to count on a number of quality options, rather than only on the mercurial Michael Carrick, the dynamism of Phil Jones and the occasional brilliance of 40-year-old Ryan Giggs.

Analysis of Manchester United’s Possession & Counterattacking Play Part 2

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FollowEddieon Twitter Continuing from Part 1 , Part 2 discusses United's performance against Everton in relation to use of possession in midfield, counterattacking play and defensive shape...

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Ryan Giggs says Man Utd are still in title contention

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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 [.

Alles Gute zum 40. Ryan Giggs

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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

Rooney: Leverkusen defender wondered how Giggs still plays

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Ryan Giggs turning 40-years-old today amidst reports that the club is prepared to offer him yet another contract extension.

Wayne Rooney was full of praise for Giggs following our 5-0 thrashing of Bayern Leverkusen and claims that one of their defenders was amazed by Giggs' ability to play at this level at his age.

Man Utd’s Ryan Giggs to skip training today to avoid 40th birthday pranks

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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.

40 not out, Giggsy hungry for more

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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.

Ryan Giggs turns 40 and continues to inspire us

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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.

Five things we learned about United in Leverkusen rout

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Manchester United booked their place in the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a dominant 5-0 away win over Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night.

Arguably the side's best performance under David Moyes, the Premier League champions are stringing together results and starting to look back to their best.

One more year for Giggsy?

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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.

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Like many Chelsea supporters around the world this morning, I have woken up to see reports that we are linked with a move to bring Javier Zanetti to Chelsea on a one year contract next season!

If reports are to be believed (from various sources by the way), Jose Mourinho wants to bring Zanetti to the football club as part of his long term vision as a coach but with a player role first for next season.

WTF are Arsenal doing dithering over Sagna contract?

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If Arsenal mess this up, someone needs to be sacked. It seems as though the Gunners are on the verge of losing Bacary Sagna at the end of the season after all. The news last week was good, and it seemed to be just a matter of time before the France international was signed up [...]

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Sunderland stuns Man United in first leg of League Cup semis

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Things are going from bad to worse for Manchester United and David Moyes.

Sunderland handed a beleaguered Man United their third straight loss Tuesday night, 2-1, during the first leg of their Capital One Cup semifinals series. Moyes, however, said poor refereeing played a part in denying United a result.

Cleverley: Playing for United is a dream come true

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Tom Cleverley has been in for plenty of stick this season following a string of poor performances, with some fans arguing that he will never make the grade at United, whilst others are keen to be patient and see whether he can replicate a turn around like Darren Fletcher did.

December has been a good month for Cleverley though, with him forming a decent central midfield partnership with Phil Jones, and even scoring a goal in our 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

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VIDEO: Giggs interview at Class of 92 premiere

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The goings on from the Class of 92 premiere

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Last night I was fortunate enough to be one of the few people to see the live screening of the new United film, Class of 92, which focuses on our Youth Cup winning side of 1992.

Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville tell the story of their careers, which is all building up to that incredible Treble winning season in 1999.