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Keane: I Was Privileged To Play Alongside Giggs

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has sung the praises of Ryan Giggs.

“Ryan is streetwise and very clever. It’s a credit that he’s pulling the strings at United at the age of 36,” said Keane. “Ryan is so professional. He’s always on time for training and has a terrific attitude. I look back on my playing career and the pluses are not necessarily the medals, but the people you meet. I was privileged to be involved for so long with someone like Giggsy.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. red.shanks says:

    giggs = legend

  2. aig alex is god says:

    OMG. did keane really say that? i loved keane as a player. he was a fighter. but as aperson i dont respect him anywhere as much as i respect scholes or giggs.

  3. BerbaGod says:


  4. cantona7 says:

    wow.. for Roy Keane to be saying this..

  5. raj k says:

    from a man who speaks from his heart.

  6. bchilds says:

    I’m sure Giggsy feels the same way

  7. james f says:

    Things like these make you proud of being a United supporter.

  8. phoenix red says:

    we are all blessed to see such riches!

  9. Costas says:

    Keano rarely speaks so highly about footballers from his generation.

  10. Nectarine says:


    Very true. The wording of that paragraph makes it strange that Keane actually said it. I guess in the end he’s just a little sweetheart.

  11. aaron says:

    getting praise from Keano is worth its weight in gold (i know it weights nothing but its a metaphor..)

    hopefully we’ll see sir ryan giggs of utd for a while yet, altho i have a sneaky suspicion that he’ll quit when fergie does despite what he said today

  12. Coogie says:

    Is it too much to say that when both were in their prime they were the two best midfielders/wingers in the world?

  13. BlackBabyJesus says:

    I see Keane is still on about timekeeping. ;)

  14. Fze123 says:

    There is no one who was or is a utd player who weren’t privileged to play alongside Giggs. Although Keano saying this is not typical of him.


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