Ryan Giggs wins PFA Merit Award 25 years after Man United debut

by Sam Peoples

Ryan Giggs has been given the PFA Merit Award at the 2016 PFA Awards.

It’s been 25 years since he made his Manchester United debut as a 17-year-old boy and 963 matches later, his services to football have been recognised by the PFA.

Here’s what Giggs had to say about picking up the award:

Giggs might have been a by-stander at Man United for the last two years as Louis van Gaal‘s assistant but his trophy haul means he absolutely deserves this merit award: 13 Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, three League Cups, two Champions League titles, a Club World Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, an Intercontinental Cup and nine FA Community Shields. Trophies everywhere.

There haven’t been many better than Giggs for United. Playing nearly 1000 games for one club is a feat not many players in history have done that and not many will do it in the future either. The word ‘legend’ is thrown about these days but it certainly applies to Giggs.

Giggs now joins the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson as United greats who have picked up the PFA Merit Award. Congratulations Ryan.

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