Fergie: Man Utd steward convinced me to sign Giggs

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken how they managed to land Ryan Giggs as a junior ahead of Manchester City.

He has been speaking about the Welshman after he ended his 29-year association with the Red Devils at the weekend.

Ferguson told the BBC: “We always had a few scouts who claimed they were the one who discovered Giggsy.

“They probably did, but they never acted on what they saw.

“It was actually a steward who first told me it was a disgrace that this Manchester United fan was training down the road at City.

“You knew right away, the way he ran across the ground, that he was something else.

“He was like a Cocker Spaniel chasing a piece of silver in the wind.

“His feet never seemed to touch the ground and that was the start of it all.”

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