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Post by B-Mac Mon May 19, 2014 3:13 pm

http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2014/May/ryan-giggs-announces-his-retirement-from-playing.aspx?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=ManUtd&pageNo=1
"Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United. I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. I have always felt and appreciated your support.

I want to also give a huge thanks to the backroom staff and support teams we have and have had at Manchester United over the years. I would not have achieved the success I have without your continuing dedication and commitment to creating the best environment to enable the players to thrive. I would not have won 34 trophies in my career without you. I would also like to say a special thanks to my friends and family for all your love and support.

For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions - immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way. To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world."


United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had this to say about the retiring Reds legend and new assistant manager: "Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest players ever to wear the red shirt of Manchester United. What he has achieved will never be equalled in the English game.

"In the way he played, he was the embodiment of a Manchester United player - fast, skilful, entertaining and determined to win by playing exciting football. His progress from the ranks of the famous Class of '92 to the most decorated player in this or any club's history is down to his hard work, ability and attitude.

"He is at the start of an exciting new chapter in his and the club's life but now is the right moment to reflect on the achievements of the finest British player of the last 25 years."

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Post by jibers Mon May 19, 2014 3:15 pm

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Post by zenmaster Mon May 19, 2014 3:20 pm

I saw this guys playing :wub: 
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Post by M99 Mon May 19, 2014 4:25 pm

Open letter from Ryan Giggs:

"Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United. I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. I have always felt and appreciated your support.

I want to also give a huge thanks to the backroom staff and support teams we have and have had at Manchester United over the years. I would not have achieved the success I have without your continuing dedication and commitment to creating the best environment to enable the players to thrive. I would not have won 34 trophies in my career without you. I would also like to say a special thanks to my friends and family for all your love and support.

For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions - immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way.

To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world.

See you next season."
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Post by B-Mac Mon May 19, 2014 4:32 pm

B-Mac wrote:http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2014/May/ryan-giggs-announces-his-retirement-from-playing.aspx?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=ManUtd&pageNo=1
"Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United. I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. I have always felt and appreciated your support.

I want to also give a huge thanks to the backroom staff and support teams we have and have had at Manchester United over the years. I would not have achieved the success I have without your continuing dedication and commitment to creating the best environment to enable the players to thrive. I would not have won 34 trophies in my career without you. I would also like to say a special thanks to my friends and family for all your love and support.

For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions - immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way. To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world."


United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had this to say about the retiring Reds legend and new assistant manager: "Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest players ever to wear the red shirt of Manchester United. What he has achieved will never be equalled in the English game.

"In the way he played, he was the embodiment of a Manchester United player - fast, skilful, entertaining and determined to win by playing exciting football. His progress from the ranks of the famous Class of '92 to the most decorated player in this or any club's history is down to his hard work, ability and attitude.

"He is at the start of an exciting new chapter in his and the club's life but now is the right moment to reflect on the achievements of the finest British player of the last 25 years."

Absolute Legend

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M99 wrote:Open letter from Ryan Giggs:

"Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United. I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. I have always felt and appreciated your support.

I want to also give a huge thanks to the backroom staff and support teams we have and have had at Manchester United over the years. I would not have achieved the success I have without your continuing dedication and commitment to creating the best environment to enable the players to thrive. I would not have won 34 trophies in my career without you. I would also like to say a special thanks to my friends and family for all your love and support.

For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions - immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way.

To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world.

See you next season."

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didn't bother to read the thread lol
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Post by 7amood11 Mon May 19, 2014 4:43 pm

He just wants to spend more time with his brother's family.
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Post by McAgger Mon May 19, 2014 5:14 pm

Really way waaaaaaaaaay past his due.
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Post by jibers Mon May 19, 2014 5:16 pm

McAgger wrote:Really way waaaaaaaaaay past his due.

Has more EPLs than everyone in your clubs history. STFU
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Mon May 19, 2014 5:19 pm

Tbf Jibers that's not really down to him, his prime left him nearly 10 years ago.

He deserves amazing respect for his longevity, loyalty and a whole bunch of other things and will retire a legend.

Wish him luck in his coaching career.
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Post by izzy Mon May 19, 2014 5:24 pm

My favourite player of all time.  Sad 
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Post by McAgger Mon May 19, 2014 5:26 pm

I don't respect scumbags like him, sorry.

He's been past it for ages and was just milking United for more accolades while shagging his relatives.

Hope he fails miserably in whatever he pursues.
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Post by jibers Mon May 19, 2014 5:26 pm

Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Tbf Jibers that's not really down to him, his prime left him nearly 10 years ago.

He deserves amazing respect for his longevity, loyalty and a whole bunch of other things and will retire a legend.

Wish him luck in his coaching career.

lol I'm messing about. I would say he adapted well to his cm role.
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Post by jibers Mon May 19, 2014 5:26 pm

McAgger wrote:I don't respect scumbags like him, sorry.

He's been past it for ages and was just milking United for more accolades while shagging his relatives.

Hope he fails miserably in whatever he pursues.

Do you respect Suarez?
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Post by McAgger Mon May 19, 2014 5:28 pm

jibers wrote:
McAgger wrote:I don't respect scumbags like him, sorry.

He's been past it for ages and was just milking United for more accolades while shagging his relatives.

Hope he fails miserably in whatever he pursues.

Do you respect Suarez?

A great family man, a great friend, loved by his teammates. Warrior on the pitch. Wrongly accused of racism when in fact his own grandfather is black. He's got some mental issues but I respect him more than I ever will Private Ryan *bleep*
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Post by jibers Mon May 19, 2014 5:30 pm

McAgger wrote:
jibers wrote:
McAgger wrote:I don't respect scumbags like him, sorry.

He's been past it for ages and was just milking United for more accolades while shagging his relatives.

Hope he fails miserably in whatever he pursues.

Do you respect Suarez?

A great family man, a great friend, loved by his teammates. Warrior on the pitch. Wrongly accused of racism when in fact his own grandfather is black. He's got some mental issues but I respect him more than I ever will Private Ryan *bleep*

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Post by M99 Mon May 19, 2014 5:31 pm

B-Mac wrote:
B-Mac wrote:http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2014/May/ryan-giggs-announces-his-retirement-from-playing.aspx?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=ManUtd&pageNo=1
"Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United. I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. I have always felt and appreciated your support.

I want to also give a huge thanks to the backroom staff and support teams we have and have had at Manchester United over the years. I would not have achieved the success I have without your continuing dedication and commitment to creating the best environment to enable the players to thrive. I would not have won 34 trophies in my career without you. I would also like to say a special thanks to my friends and family for all your love and support.

For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions - immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way. To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world."


United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had this to say about the retiring Reds legend and new assistant manager: "Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest players ever to wear the red shirt of Manchester United. What he has achieved will never be equalled in the English game.

"In the way he played, he was the embodiment of a Manchester United player - fast, skilful, entertaining and determined to win by playing exciting football. His progress from the ranks of the famous Class of '92 to the most decorated player in this or any club's history is down to his hard work, ability and attitude.

"He is at the start of an exciting new chapter in his and the club's life but now is the right moment to reflect on the achievements of the finest British player of the last 25 years."

Absolute Legend

 :coffee: 

M99 wrote:Open letter from Ryan Giggs:

"Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce my retirement from professional football and embark upon a new and exciting chapter in my life, as assistant manager of Manchester United. I am immensely proud, honoured and fortunate to have represented the biggest club in the world 963 times and Wales 64 times. My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football. I have always felt and appreciated your support.

I want to also give a huge thanks to the backroom staff and support teams we have and have had at Manchester United over the years. I would not have achieved the success I have without your continuing dedication and commitment to creating the best environment to enable the players to thrive. I would not have won 34 trophies in my career without you. I would also like to say a special thanks to my friends and family for all your love and support.

For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions - immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way.

To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world.

See you next season."

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didn't bother to read the thread lol

Oh crap lol. I was about to create a thread and then saw this and just copy pasted Laughing
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Post by VendettaRed07 Mon May 19, 2014 5:31 pm

Absolute Legend. Always sad to see a great retire no matter how old they get, or what team they played for

He's on the roster of football games on the Sega Genesis and he only just retired ffs. What an achievement.
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Post by RED Mon May 19, 2014 5:35 pm

Mcagger, why come in this thread if all you're going to be is disrespectful to a club legend?


Anyways, a great servant for United. For me, our greatest ever player. Hopefully he carries on this success in his new role.

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Post by M99 Mon May 19, 2014 5:38 pm

With Ryan Giggs' retirement, that's officially the end of the Manchester United Class of '92 era.
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Post by B-Mac Mon May 19, 2014 6:09 pm

McAgger just mad that old Stevie could win the treble every year till he's 40 and not have as many trophies as Sir Giggs Laughing

but he's just trying to get one premier league trophy first Proud
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Post by El Gunner Mon May 19, 2014 6:16 pm

About time really.

Even though he wasn't the most technical, the most lethal and most explosive, he'll go down as a legend.
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Post by Robespierre Mon May 19, 2014 6:22 pm

Legend.
It will be hard to imagine a player as him in future.
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Post by Firenze Mon May 19, 2014 7:27 pm

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Post by Gil Mon May 19, 2014 7:30 pm

Never witnessed his peak (Early 90's) but have alot of respect for his consistency & leadership on the pitch.
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Post by Onyx Mon May 19, 2014 7:55 pm

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Also all time most assists (131) in the PL.

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