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Giggs: Too old for another lap around the pitch!

Following Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa last night, confirming the club as champions, the players took part in a customary lap of honour around the pitch. However, after making it around once, the players opted to go a second time, fully emersed in the celebrations with the fans.

When they finally did get in to the tunnel Ryan Giggs was being interviewed on Sky Sports by his former team mate Gary Neville. With Giggs turning 40-years-old next season, Neville asked him when he was going to stop playing.

“Well, we went on that second lap of honour tonight and I was like ‘where are you going?! The tunnel is this way!’ I just wanted to get back in to the dressing room becase I was tired,” he joked. “I’m just enjoying it. As long as I’m enjoying it and contributing to the team I’ll carry on.”


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5 Comments

  1. Red1990 says:

    I reckoned he will stay another three years. Giggs 13, Gerrard 0

  2. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Class guy. Hope he sorts out this personal life so that he can get that OBE.

    Ending on 15 EPL? Anyone?!

  3. wayne says:

    it would have been funny if someone had pushed him around in a wheelchair

  4. kk says:

    hehehe nice comment

  5. domunited says:

    Giggsy left everything on the pitch. As they all should.

    I hope that this season – and the many seasons of success after #20 – goes to show the footballing universe that throwing around gobs and gobs of money just doesn’t guarantee success. It doesn’t buy you good press, it doesn’t create the best-selling jersey, it doesn’t do a lot of things.

    We supporters of MUFC are quite lucky that our club has this “tradition” that we wave in rivals’ faces; we have the luxury of having history on our side. But what we’re really thumping our chests about is this attitude, this way of life and way of believing that’s been handed down within the club over the years. Indeed Sir Alex deserves the accolades he receives time and time again, but he is basically tending to the Manchester United Way for the next generation.

    That’s what I love about this club.

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