Peter Schmeichel says Ryan Giggs is a Premier League great
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says Ryan Giggs is a Premier League great, after the Welsh winger announced his retirement and will be the new assistant coach of Manchester United under Louis van Gaal. Peter Schmeichel has described Ryan Giggs as been the most influential player in the Premier League era.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, "For me, Ryan is Mr Premier League."
"I don't think anyone has had the influence on the Premier League that he has had.
"If ever you could use the word 'legend' then he is a true Manchester United legend. I mean you only have to look at his trophy cabinet.
"He hasn't got that trophy cabinet by sitting on the bench or piggybacking on somebody else's success. He's been out there at the forefront and creating it.
"Not only has he been a good player but he's been a consistent player and a consistent performer for 22 years, doing it time and time again.
"The way he's conducted himself as a footballer and as a professional makes him a fantastic role model."
Peter Schmeichel played with Ryan GIggs for 7 seasons and both have won many trophies, and not to forget the 1999 treble winning season and the last season for the Great Dane at Manchester United.