Ryan Giggs' most memorable moments
Ryan Giggs has signed a new contract with Manchester United which will keep the player at Old Trafford till 2014. Since his signing in 1990, Giggs has gone on to appear in a record of 900+ games for United with more than 600 goals to his name. At the age of 39, the Welsh still has got the skills to humiliate defenders.
Let’s have a look at some of his greatest moments.
Goal against Arsenal during FA Cup semi-final replay win, April 14, 1999
Ryan Giggs was an important player in the match as he scored the winner in extra time at Villa Park. After picking up a loose ball by Patrick Viera, he made the famous run. Sir Alex Ferguson compared it to the greatest goals ever, alongside Diego Maradona’s dribble and Marco van Basten’s volley.
Goal against Juventus during 3-2 Champions League win, Oct 1, 1997
Ryan Giggs scored this brilliant goal against Juventus in a 3-2 group stage victory at Old Trafford in 1997. United were having a bad time in Europe and winning this game boosted their morale.
Goal in 1-1 Premier League draw at Tottenham Hotspur, Sept 19, 1992
Giggs scored at the stroke of half-time against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Only 18 at the time, Giggs pounced on a loose ball 40 yards out, nutmegged a defender in the blink of an eye before rounding the goalkeeper with incredible pace and balance to slot home coolly from a tight angle with that deadly left foot. It was mesmerising stuff, encapsulating the special talent that would grace the game for another 20 years or more.
Champions League final win (on penalties) v Chelsea, Moscow, May 22, 2008
On this night, Giggs broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s appearance record. He scored this crucial penalty in the shoot-out that helped United win the match and helped them lift their third European cup.
Giggs has had an vast and glorious career at these were just a few of the moments that were chosen. Hopefully he will continue to play for a more years to come at break more records.