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Giggs Picks A Personal United Team

Posted by Keano! on May 19, 2009

Winner of an eleventh League title last Saturday, Ryan Giggs was asked over the weekend to submit a team of former and present United players he played with. There were some slight surprises in the Welshman’s selection but when considered, it is a pretty impressive line out.

Giggs opted to go with a 4-4-2 formation, but in his team, there were no places for United stars like Nemanja Vidic, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo.

All positions were selected with little or no debates according to Giggs, but the goalkeeping position was too tough to call and he had to draw it on Peter Schmeichel and current ‘keeper, Edwin Van Der Sar. Speaking to the Daily Mail on his team, Ryan said this on the number one spot,

Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs

Peter was one of the best players I played with. 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.

Looking into the defence, Ferdinand and Stam are the centre backs with Mr. Neville and Mr. Irwin occupying the full back roles. Dennis is arguably the greatest ever left back at United, and christened as “Mr. Reliable” by the Unite faithful, it doesn’t come to me as any surprise to see Ryan name Dennis as his left back.

In midfield, it is THAT midfield, the midfield that when people see, will automatically think, “The Treble.” Being the star player he is, Giggsy had to stick himself on the left wing, and former England captain David Beckham was name don the right wing. The central pairing included captain fantastic Roy Keane and Paul Scholes who is still playing at the top of his game says Giggs,

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.

Next up is the two front men who would have been some combination had they only had the chance to play alongside each other. King Eric and Wayne Rooney were named up top. It boggles the mind to think how good a strike force the two could have been, with the power, vision, elegance and intelligence meshed together. Somewhat surprise exclusion was Ruud Van Nistelrooy although I’m sure if we saw a subs bench of 7, the Dutchman’s name would be among them.

Giggsy’s Team

Peter Schmeichel OR Edwin Van Der Sar

Gary Neville –  Rio Ferdinand – Jaap Stam – Dennis Irwin

David Beckham – Paul Scholes – Roy Keane – Ryan Giggs

Eric Cantona – Wayne Rooney

Feel free to comment on the team and give a team selection of your choice for players who played alongside Giggsy.

As a special prize, all comments posted below will enter a draw and the lucky winner will be sent a downloadable link to a special tribute video to Ryan Giggs.

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2 Responses to “Giggs Picks A Personal United Team”

  1. roy said

    your club is full of pumped up monkeys.giggs go dye your hair your past it.

  2. You’re the legend !

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