Patrice Evra: I was most impressed with Ryan Giggs at Manchester United

Patrice Evra: I was most impressed with Ryan Giggs at Manchester United

Manchester United icon Patrice Evra has revealed that he was most impressed during his time at the club by Ryan Giggs rather than Cristiano Ronaldo or Wayne Rooney.

The Frenchman is well loved by fans of the club who believe he never should’ve been allowed to leave to Juventus or anywhere else for that matter.

Giggs was thankfully one of United’s stars who managed to retire at the club and didn’t ever truly face the prospect of playing for any other side.

The Welshman was even made interim manager after the end of David Moyes’ ill fated tenure and was Louis van Gaal‘s assistant manager to the delight of many.

Evra though has decided to focus on Ryan’s playing career, believing he stood out more than the likes of Ronaldo or Rooney did, at least to the former left-back.

According to the Daily Star, Patrice said on the ITV Sport World Cup Podcast: “I will surprise you. When I was on my time in Manchester, the player I was most impressed with was Ryan Giggs, instead of Cristiano [Ronaldo] or [Wayne] Rooney.

“I remember when I arrived, everyone was talking about Rooney or Ronaldo. But when people ask me that question, I say Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

“I was looking at those guys because the way they trained looked like they’d never won anything. They were the players I looked at to succeed at Manchester United.”

Evra is currently part of ITV’s staff for the World Cup so Manchester United fans will get to see plenty of him for next few weeks though they’re not likely to complain.

Giggs is currently the manager of a Wales side who failed to qualify for the greatest international competition but he’s hoping to be the man to lead them to the next edition of the tournament.

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