Monday, April 27, 2009

Ryan Giggs PFA player of the year - a fitting honour for a true United hero...

Giggsy as predicted by many, has collected the PFA player of the year award, it is a fitting honour despite the fact that rival supporters are claiming it should have been bestowed upon him years ago, that maybe the case but only United's detractors can argue that the Welshman does not deserve it this year.

Giggs has been a model professional ever since he arrived on the scene at the age of just 17; he must be a manager's dream, in a magical 18-year trophy laden Manchester United career I do not recall a single public show of dissent towards Fergie.

Although Giggsy played for Wales at international level he was a local boy who honed his skills on the playing-fields of Swinton and Salford and having followed United for over 40 years I cannot think of a better example where role models are concerned.

Ryan scored one of my favourite United goals of all time in that never to be forgotten 1999 FA Cup semi-final replay against Arsenal - whenever I think of Giggs when he eventually retires I will always remember that superb goal which was one of the cornerstones of that historic treble winning season.

Giggsy scored what turned out to be United's winning penalty in the Champions League Final last May, you do wonder if there's more medals to come this season and with the prospect of renewing rivalries with Arsenal in sight as well as an amazing 800th appearance for the club his fairy-tale career looks set to continue.

In a class of his own...

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