Photography by Sebastian Nevols

Ryan Giggs

Player, Manchester United, 1990-2014

As the most enduring figure of Sir Alex Ferguson’s extraordinary reign as manager of Manchester United, Ryan Giggs won 13 Premier League titles during his 24 years at Old Trafford.

He first broke into the team as a precocious left winger, and was one of the chief creative forces behind Mark Hughes and Eric Cantona, in the team that won the first Premier League title in 1992/93. His greatest success as a player came in 1999, when winning the historic treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in the iconic midfield that most regularly involved him playing alongside David Beckham, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, behind the prolific strike partnership of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.

“When you consider that Ryan had to run up and down that left touchline for over 20 years in matches of that intensity, he is truly unique,” Ferguson said when Giggs eventually left United in 2016. “What he managed to do was completely unheard of. I doubt we’ll ever see a career like his again.”

In this exclusive video for The Coaches’ Voice, Giggs revisits playing in those teams, and reveals the most difficult opponents he encountered during the lengthy career that unfolded at the highest level.

Ryan Giggs

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