Giggs has scored more goals than the likes of David Silva, Aaron Lennon and Adam Johnson this season and continues to be a strong influence off the pitch too.
“Ryan is an unbelievable player,” said Rafael. “Every game you see him, he works hard, scores goals and makes assists. He is such a good player it is getting boring. He is the same in training, he just loves to play. He is one of the top players that I have played with. He gives us experience, confidence and when you are feeling bad he comes and helps you, especially the young players. Sometimes young players find it tough going and he helps them to show how to do it. He knows from playing for 22 years. He pulls the player aside and gives him advice. He spoke to me a lot when I was young.”
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