Weâ€™ve seen Manchester Unitedâ€™s veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs joking time and time again with Ronaldo on the field, and praising the Portuguese winger for his remarkable achievements. However, the 34-year-old Welsh man dared to omit Cristiano Ronaldo from his all-time Manchester United XI.
“Peter was one of the best players I played with,” Giggs said he Daily Mail.
“He was a match-winner who would save the game for United because he was such a good goalkeeper.
“Now I play with Edwin. They are both great goalkeepers. It wouldn’t matter who played in goal.”
Then talking about his long-time teammate Paul Scholes, Giggs stated:
“He does things I couldn’t do. The time he has on the ball, his range of passing and ability to score goals make him probably the best I’ve ever seen.”
Manchester Unitedâ€™s former number 7 David Beckham makes it on the right wing, while Cantona and
Rooney â€“ for whom Giggs had some good comments â€“ are upfront.
“They are players who have come through the system; players from different countries and background that sums up Manchester United.”
It seems like Ryan Giggs didnâ€™t only base his choice on skill but also on the â€œloyaltyâ€ factor.
So is it a truth that Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s behavior during the transfer saga has affected the love, respect, and honor that some big personalities at the club â€“ like Ryan Giggs â€“ had for the World Player of the Year?
Ryan Giggsâ€™ Manchester United XI:
Goalkeeper: Schmeichel or Van der Sar,
Defenders: Garry Neville â€“ Stam â€“ Ferdinand â€“ Irwin
Midfielders: Beckham â€“ Scholes â€“ Keane â€“ Giggs
Strikers: Cantona â€“ Rooney
Written by: Angela Asante