Manchester United: Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the baddest of them all?
Manchester United Football Club has always tried to maintain a clean cut image of itself by signing players and officials who carry a clean character slate but every once in a while, the odd duck has managed to deftly slip through the club’s gates, the latest in the list being Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And so while the world continues to go gaga over Manchester United’s decision to move to Zlatan and such paradigm shifting trivia as to what number the Swedish footballing phenomenon will wear at Old Trafford, we make a short trip down memory lane and take a look at the biggest, baddest footballers to have signed on the dotted line of at the end of a Manchester United contract.
5) Ryan Giggs:
To be honest, this player would not have made the cut for this list had it not been for a couple of legendary goof ups committed by this legend that surfaced out of the blue in 2011. It all started when a revelation came to light that Ryan Giggs had tried to put a gagging order on Big Brother’s Imogen Thomas following the end of a six-month affair between the two. At that time, Giggs was married to his wife Stacey Cooke; the couple separated in 2016.
The best was yet to come though. Following the reports of Giggs’s controversial attempt to shut up Thomas, up stepped one of Giggs’s other flames, surprise surprise: Natasha Giggs, wife of Ryan Giggs’s brother Rhodri. Natasha Giggs spilled the beans to the public about an eight-year relationship between her and her husband’s brother completely tarnishing the clean-cut reputation that Giggs had carefully constructed over the years. The ultimate low was when Natasha Giggs revealed that she had aborted Ryan’s baby just a month before getting married to Rhodri!
Such a shame for the star who built his legacy by making no less than 672 appearances for The Red Devils