Manchester United had their worst Premier League season in 25 years but Ryan Giggs feels that his playing career couldn’t have ended better.
After David Moyes was sacked mid-way through last season, Giggs was named as the interim manager for the last four games of the season. The Welshman also emerged as a substitute in the final home game of the season replacing Tom Lawrence, a 3-1 win over Hull City, a match in which James Wilson scored his first Premier League goal for United.
Giggs addressed the crowd after the match, urging them to be patient and keep supporting the club, as he brought down the curtain down on his playing career.
“It couldn’t have ended any better,” Giggs said in an interview with Premier League TV.
“I was manager, I gave young players a chance, I came on the pitch for Tom Lawrence, one of those players, a Welsh player, a player who had come through the ranks, and I came on and finished my career at Old Trafford.”
Louis van Gaal was named the manager of the Old Trafford club in the summer and he choose to appoint Giggs as his assistant, tasking him with the responsibility of talking to players at half-time and at the end of the game.
“It’s something I did as a player, I would speak up at half-time and at the end of the game, so it was nothing new to me,” he added.
“I am a Man United fan, a Man United player and I am a winner, I want to win.”
“If someone isn’t pulling their weight, I will tell them, as a player or as a manager. That was never a problem to me.”
Written by Jash Mehta [@the_manutd_blog]