No, the lowest point of the Welshman’s career wasn’t the Sunday roast around his brother’s dinner table after news broke of the No. 11 doing keepie uppies with his bro’s other half. And, no, it’s not the former United’s man time under Louis van Gaal; the pair were literally like two walking sex pests in charge of one of the biggest football clubs around.
‘You thinkin’, what I’m thinkin’…
Away from Giggsy’s off the field antics, and shocker of a display in the dugout, there’s no denying that the winger has firmly planted himself as a legend of a player in the Manchester United history books. With that, must have come so serious lows, such as playing with blokes like Anderson, or even having to deal with a ridiculously grumpy Cristiano Ronaldo in his final year in Manchester.
Speaking of that final year, and possibly the most one-sided Champions League final between Barcelona and United in Rome, Giggsy has revealed how this was the lowest of his career. The moment the Welshman nearly thought, sod it; I’m better of back in the Valleys…
“That 2009 Champions League final was the lowest point of my 23 years as a professional footballer.
We got it wrong that day, Barcelona got it right and as I contemplated my life at that moment, my overriding emotion was that I never wanted to feel like this again. If that meant ceasing to play football then – at that moment at least – so be it.
I felt I needed to have a serious look at myself. All my career, by and large, I had been able to perform in those big decisive games that make history, and then this was one occasion that I had not.”
To be fair, Ryan, no one played well that day. Everyone was off their game, and the fact United were outplayed just as much two years later at Wembley showed the quality of that Barca side under Pep Guardiola.
Regardless, Giggs continued to have success up until 2014, changing his position and adapting his role in the team. Now, we wish the Welshman good luck in spouting nonsense with other pundits over BT Sport and the like.
Enjoy retirement, Ryan, and we hope you don’t miss your pal, LvG, too much.
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