“I think the superlatives have all been used up and I don’t think Ryan needs any himself,” Sir Alex said after that match. “He is a fantastic human being. At 39 years of age - or he might even be 40! - he is up and down the pitch and shows fantastic energy for the game. It’s wonderful to see.”
A few days later, Giggs received a standing as a substitute in the Santiago Bernabeu during the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid - further evidence of his standing in the game. Our video, featuring a goal from the veteran's every campaign as a pro, shows precisely why he is so enthusiastically venerated.