According to Wayne Rooney after the game against Bayer Leverkusen, the German centre-halfs asked him how Giggsy keep playing so well at his age?
Mind you, the Manchester United living legend is just two days shy of his 40th birthday and yet he looks about 20 years younger and played for the full 90-minutes at the BayArena.
Giggs had one assist to his name and involved in many of United’s good moves.
Even Rio Ferdinand was indebted to Giggs for clearing up several loose touches and saved the former England’s international from embarrassments at that important game for their club.
Prior to the match, Manchester United traveled to Germany fully knowing the difficulty of their task. Against the backdrop of a disappointing draw with Cardiff City and the loss of key personnel through injuries and suspension, few would have expected that the Red Devils would come back with such a magnificent result.
Bayer Leverkusen is the second-placed team in the Bundasliga, a league that provides the finalists for last season’s European Champion League. A certain quality team with superb home record to show.
I bet David Moyes would still be happy had his team came back from Germany with a point. Never could he have guessed that this match will turn out to be his finest ever since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson.
Outstanding Ryan Giggs!
This is by far, the best performance by Manchester United under David Moyes and Ryan Giggs played not a small part in it. He was outstanding, ageless and really left the Germans clueless throughout the match.
I think he deserves a new five years contract 😀
There are concerns before the match that Manchester United midfield minus the injured Michael Carrick and suspended Marouane Fellaini will be overrun by Leverkusen’s trio of Lars Bender, Simon Rolfes and Stefan Reinartz.
With Tom Cleverly and Anderson still out of form and short of confidence, out stepped the only survivor from ‘The Class of 92“, Ryan Giggs to partner young Phil Jones.
During the the pre-match punditry, former Liverpool enforcer Graeme Souness chatted with former United keeper Peter Schmeichel about how well they felt Leverkusen’s Lars Bender would fit in at Old Trafford, urging Moyes to make a summer move for the German international.
But there was nothing too shabby about United’s central midfield pairing last night.
They did so well against the Germans. The match also proved that Jones’s best position is in the middle of the park rather than being moved around United’s back line.
As for Ryan Giggs, despite turning 40 on Friday, he still managed to pull the strings superbly.
The match ended with an emphatic 5-0 win for Manchester United. Wayne Rooney with four asists is definately the man of the match. Shinji Kagawa gave more selection headaches for Moyes as he shined in that No. 10 role behind Rooney, which means the United manager must decide where to play him when Robin Van Persie come back from injury.
Jonny Evans continued to impress and Gary Neville was right to point out that his important tackle on Stefan Kiessling in the early part of the match was the turning point of the game. Had Kiessling been allowed to go through and score, who knows how the match would have ended instead.
Still, I have to reserve my special prise for the evergreen warrior, Ryan Giggs.
Many people at the same age as he would have struggled to complete a 60 minutes futsal game, let alone play for the full 90-minutes football at the highest level. You got to respect the guy for that and to David Moyes, here’s a short advise from this blogger – Let Ryan Giggs play for Manchester United as long as he want.
Mark my words, you will not be disappointed.