Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that his former player Ryan Giggs, was a unique player after announcing his departure from the club.
The Welshman is a club legend – playing 963 matches over 24 years – and after his retirement he went into coaching; as assistant to David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
However after Jose Mourinho was given the top job after the Dutchman’s departure, Giggs decided to call an end to his time at Old Trafford.
Ferguson was just one of two managers that Giggs played under, and the Scotsman shared his thoughts about Giggs’ departure from the Red Devils.
He said that “people can judge footballers on many aspects of their game” but believes to play for Manchester United, there is a “competitiveness and intensity in every game” for a club who “don’t play friendly games or easy games” and Giggs running down the wing for 20 years means “he’s unique”.
Ferguson explained that “he became a hugely important figure within the dressing room” and will have “his place in the history of Manchester United and football”. He doubts that “we’ll ever see a career like his again.”