Like Benjamin Button, Ryan Giggs is only getting younger
Ryan Giggs is rolling back the years. He is going to be 36 in November. But like Benjamin Button, he seems like he is only getting younger. You would think we someone as good him, he can’t be 35, approaching 36. Coming on as a substitute with the score at 0-0 against Stoke, his impact was priceless. He created both of the goals in the 2-0 victory, following up the three he set up against City.
And this is what United needed. Pundits and commentators alike did not believe that the wingers that Sir Alex Ferguson had at his helm were not good enough. That included Giggs. In the Manchester derby he ran Micah Richards ragged. That was what Ronaldo done week in, week out. 11 years his senior, Giggs can make the same impact. If not better.
He still has his pace. He still has the hunger. He wants to win the Premier League again. He had a chance to score his 100th goal and join an elite list of players who have done so. That elite list boast some of it’s greats, such as Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and even Michael Owen. But Giggs is truly the greatest of them all.
His achievements, his truly remarkable performances with the red shirt, the records set and broken, and his ability to inspire many. With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, is the gap left as big as we’d first thought. Nope, it’s very small. Already, he is a contender for player of the month. And maybe a contender for a successive player of the year award. It is too early to say, though.
“For most of his career Ryan has been looked upon as an attacking player whose great strength was to get the opposition on the back foot – that’s what he has been doing for 15 years,” Sir Alex Ferguson said after the 2-0 win against Stoke.
People are calling for a knighting. Well, we’re not too sure about that, but Sir Ryan Giggs sounds perfect. It almost fits. We’ll let the Queen do her job and decide, while we do our job. Watching Ryan Giggs roll back the years and hopefully inspire United to big things this year.