Giggs

  • Manchester United will never abandon their youth policy, says Giggs 5 days ago

    Manchester United may have sold homegrown Danny Welbeck and spent over 150 million pounds ($241.88 million) on imports but they will never abandon their policy of giving youngsters a chance, Ryan Giggs said on Wednesday. Assistant manager Giggs, who joined as a 14-year-old, made his debut aged 17 and retired as...
  • Ryan Giggs to be in charge of Manchester United's pre-season training July 7, 2014

    London: Former midfielder Ryan Giggs will be in charge for Manchester United's pre-season training on Monday as newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal is still at the FIFA World Cup with the Netherlands reaching the semi-finals. Giggs, who was announced as Van Gaal's No.2, will be assisted by Dutchman Albert Stuivenberg,...
  • I wasn't ready for top job at Manchester United, says Ryan Giggs June 29, 2014

    Ryan Giggs, who briefly took over when Manchester United sacked David Moyes towards the end of last season, says he is "not quite ready" to become a manager. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will take over at Old Trafford when his side's involvement in the World Cup in Brazil is over...
  • Factbox: Manchester United great Ryan Giggs May 19, 2014

    England: Highlights in the career of Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United great who ended his playing career and took over as the club's assistant manager on Monday: 1973 - Born Ryan Joseph Wilson on Nov. 29 in Cardiff. 1990 - Signs as a trainee with Manchester United, turning professional within five months. 1991...
  • Manchester United great Ryan Giggs ends playing career May 19, 2014

    England: After 13 league titles, two Champions Leagues, 963 appearances and many more amazing memories, Ryan Giggs brought an end to his incredible 23-year playing career at Manchester United on Monday to take over as the club's assistant manager. British football's most decorated player made the announcement in an open letter...
  • Louis van Gaal named Manchester United Manager, Giggs his assistant May 19, 2014

    Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal has officially been named as David Moyes' replacement to manage English Premier League giants and 19-time champions Manchester United after a disappointing last season in which they finished a lowly seventh. "Louis van Gaal will take over as manager of Manchester United from the 2014/15...
  • Van Gaal, Giggs would be 'fantastic' at Manchester United: Schmeichel May 16, 2014

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes a combination of the experienced Louis van Gaal and Old Trafford hero Ryan Giggs would be "fantastic" for the club, he said on Friday. Netherlands manager Van Gaal again refused to confirm his intentions to reporters at the Dutch training headquarters on Friday but...
  • Manchester United role has prepared Ryan Giggs for life after retirement May 9, 2014

    Three matches in charge of Manchester United have given interim manager Ryan Giggs a taste of the pressure that comes from being a Premier League manager and prepared him for life when he finally hangs up his boots. Giggs, who stepped into the breach when David Moyes's woeful 10-month spell came...
  • Young sensation Wilson can bring excitement back to Manchester United May 7, 2014

    Manchester United's two-goal debutant James Wilson can help bring back the excitement to Old Trafford, interim manager Ryan Giggs said after the 18-year-old shone in a 3-1 Premier League win over Hull City on Tuesday. Wilson, the latest young talent to come off the United production line, showed razor sharp predatory...
  • Sunderland beat Man United 1-0, Giggs' first loss May 3, 2014

    Manchester: Sunderland took a huge step toward staying in the Premier League by handing Ryan Giggs the first defeat of his reign as interim Manchester United manager on Saturday. Sebastian Larsson took advantage of some slack marking to fire home Connor Wickham's cross in the 30th minute as Sunderland recorded their...
  • Fulham, Cardiff relegated from Premier League May 3, 2014

    Liverpool:Fulham and Cardiff were relegated from the Premier League on Saturday after Sunderland's surprise 1-0 win at Manchester United proved a reality check for the deposed champions' interim manager Ryan Giggs. Fulham lost 4-1 at Stoke and Cardiff was defeated 3-0 at Newcastle, leaving both teams unable to climb out of...
  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie may return for Sunderland clash May 2, 2014

    Wayne Rooney is doubtful for Manchester United's Premier League game against Sunderland on Saturday but Dutch striker Robin van Persie could return, interim manager Ryan Giggs said on Friday. Rooney is one of several players who have picked up a bug this week. "Wayne has also got a tight groin so obviously...
  • Rio Ferdinand hopes to erase 'embarrassing' year at Manchester United April 28, 2014

    Rio Ferdinand hopes to remain at Manchester United to help resurrect the fallen Premier League giants after an "embarrassing" season under former manager David Moyes. With his contract set to expire in June, the 35-year-old former England captain had appeared set to finish his 12-year career at the club after being...
  • Ryan Giggs goes back to the future to revive Manchester United April 27, 2014

    Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs, with his tufts of grey hair and smart club suit, strode on to the Old Trafford turf and got a hero's welcome on Saturday as he launched a new phase in his career and a fresh start for the club. Ninety minutes later with a...
  • Manchester United beat Norwich 4-0 as Ryan Giggs takes charge April 27, 2014

    England: Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored twice to ensure Ryan Giggs' spell as interim Manchester United manager began with a comfortable 4-0 victory against a mediocre Norwich side in the Premier League on Saturday. It was an upbeat end to a turbulent week at Old Trafford that saw David Moyes...
  • Ferguson backs Giggs for permanent Manchester United job April 26, 2014

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs is the ideal person to take over as the club's full-time manager. Giggs, 40, was put in temporary charge of United after the club sacked David Moyes on Tuesday, ending his dismal 10 months at Old Trafford. "I think that he (Giggs)...
  • Ryan Giggs urges Man United players to entertain fans April 25, 2014

    Manchester: Ryan Giggs described managing Manchester United as the proudest moment of his extraordinary career and said he wants the team to play with passion, tempo and imagination. Giggs was put in temporary charge of United after the club sacked David Moyes on Tuesday, ending his dismal 10 months at...
  • 'Class of 92' reunited to stabilize Manchester United April 24, 2014

    Manchester United have brought the "Class of 92" back together. Renowned graduates of United's most successful youth team have been put in control of a team in turmoil following the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes. A notable absentee is David Beckham, who has never expressed a desire for team management. If there's...
  • Ryan Giggs to be assisted by former teammates at Manchester United April 23, 2014

    Manchester: Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester United following the dismissal of David Moyes. Neville was already the first-team coach under Moyes, while Butt had been working with United's Under-19s and Under-21s as a...
  • Five potential replacements for David Moyes at Manchester United April 22, 2014

    David Moyes was on Tuesday sacked as the manager of Manchester United as a price for the club's sudden decline. Moyes' position had become untenable since Sunday, when United lost 2-0 to Everton in the Premier League to ensure England's biggest club over the last two decades will miss out on...
  • Giggs to replace Moyes as interim Manchester United manager April 22, 2014

    Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs will take charge as manager of the top English Premier League club after David Moyes' sorry 10-month stay ended on Tuesday. Moyes left the club after a poor record during his short stay, after which the club announced on its website that Giggs will take over...
  • Manchester United greats agree deal to buy lowly Salford City March 28, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United's Ryan Giggs and team mates from the famous 'Class of 92' have agreed a deal to buy Salford City who play in the muddy and unglamorous world of English soccer's eighth tier. Giggs, along with Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, will complete the deal...
  • Bruised Manchester United among familiar faces at Europe's top table March 20, 2014

    Manchester United will take their usual place at the top table of European soccer in the Champions League quarter-finals draw on Friday but like an impoverished lord at a society dinner, they will hope no-one notices their moth-eaten garments. United will be among familiar faces when they go into the pot...
  • Evergreen Giggs rolls back the years for United March 20, 2014

    Ryan Giggs rolled back the years with an inspirational display to lead Manchester United into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, becoming the oldest outfield player to take part in the competition's knockout stages. Handed his first start in 11 games, the 40-year-old was central to all that was good in...
  • Manchester United's lows have bigger impact than highs: Ryan Giggs January 10, 2014

    London: Ryan Giggs has made collecting silverware a habit during his magnificent Manchester United career but the rare lean times have had a greater impact, according to the veteran Welshman. Champions United have begun 2014 with three consecutive defeats and according to the 40-year-old, it hurts. "I have said over the years...
  • Youthful Ryan Giggs shines on in Europe at almost 40 November 28, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United manager David Moyes paid tribute to Ryan Giggs who, two days before his 40th birthday, gave a dazzling exhibition in their 5-0 rout of Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday. Giggs was outstanding in a commanding midfield role as United outclassed the Germans to book their place in the knockout...
  • Early to say Arsenal are EPL title contenders: Ryan Giggs November 9, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs believes it is still early to pick Sunday's opponent, Arsenal, as the English Premier League title contenders. Arsenal, who returned with a morale boosting victory over Dortmund in mid-week, are five points clear of the English top flight table after 10 rounds and eight points...
  • Players to blame for poor start by Manchester United: Giggs October 5, 2013

    London: Ryan Giggs says there is no excuse for Manchester United's poor start to the season and insists the players, not manager David Moyes, are to blame. United has won only two of its opening six matches in the English Premier League - its worst start to a season in 24...
  • Giggs breaks Champions League appearance record October 3, 2013

    Donetsk: Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs broke the Champions League appearance record when he came on as a second-half substitute in the 1-1 Group A draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. It was the 39-year-old Welsh midfielder's 145th game in Europe's premier club competition (including qualifiers) and took him past former...
  • Evergreen Ryan Giggs on the brink of Champions League record October 1, 2013

    London: Manchester United's poor start to the season has left the club reeling and new boss David Moyes under scrutiny but Ryan Giggs will offer a reassuring presence when he reports for Champions League duty in Ukraine this week. The 39-year-old Welshman trained at the club's Carrington training ground on Tuesday...