Wayne Rooney has sung the praises of his team mate Ryan Giggs, who turned 38-years-old today, claiming that United should put a statue of him outside the ground.

“If there’s one player over the last 20 to 25 years who deserves a statue outside Old Trafford, it’s Ryan Giggs, because what Giggsy has done here is absolutely incredible,” he said. “He made his debut as a 17 year old and so to still be playing at the top level 21 years later is a magnificent achievement. He has been fantastic for this football club and to still be performing so well at his age is phenomenal. Giggsy’s a wonderful example around the club too, the way he trains, the way he prepares and to see him working so hard on his game every day explains why he is so special.”

There is currently a statue of Sir Matt Busby outside Old Trafford and one of Sir Alex Ferguson on the way. George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, all Ballon d’Or winners, make up the Holy Trinity statue. If Giggs was to get a statue, you would imagine it would be one with Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, who also spent their entire careers with the club.

1. Ryan Giggs 887
2. Sir Bobby Charlton 758
4. Paul Scholes 676
5. Gary Neville 602
13. George Best 470
22. Denis Law 404