Ryan Giggs has today claimed that the fuss about the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez is much bigger outside the club than it is within.
In his nineteen year career at Manchester United, Giggsy has seen some of the greatest players the club has ever had come and go, so isn’t too bothered about the transfer activity this summer.
“I think a lot more is made of it outside the club than on the inside,” Giggs said. “You get used to it at a big club like United. There are always going to be stars and great players retiring or leaving but what makes the club special is that, whoever leaves, we just move on and try to improve. With Ronaldo, obviously you realise that we no longer have a great player in our team. But then you think we’ve coped before when this sort of thing has happened. Since I came into the team, the likes of Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona and Ruud van Nistelrooy have all left the club. That is what the manager is so good at – reshaping and re-energising the team. Carlos and Cristiano were great players for us over the last couple of seasons but we move on. We don’t dwell on it. As players, it’s like ships passing in the night. You just get on with it.”