Last night Ryan Giggs probably played his last Champions League game in a Manchester United shirt before retiring. The evergreen 40-year old has got his hands on the big trophy twice in his playing days, and has also finished runner-up on two occasions in a glittering 24-year career.
It is unknown as to whether Giggsy will play on next year, but the chances are this will be his last season as a Manchester United player. Recent reports have suggested that Giggs is prepared to walk out on United, but no decision has been finalised as of yet.
I’d like to see him move onto the coaching staff as a permanent member, and learn his trade as a manager at United, before becoming assistant to David Moyes, providing the Scot is still manager of course.
Even if he were to play on next season, United won’t be taking part in European football’s premier competition unless something drastic happens.
Giggsy’s appearance in the first leg moved him onto 141 Champions League appearances, leaving him just one behind Real Madrid legend Raul. If he would’ve came on as a substitute last night he’d be joint top of that list, but David Moyes seemingly thought the team would do a better job without the veteran.