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  • Published: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141911663
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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Giggs



Ryan Giggs first played for Manchester United in the season before the Premiership began; back when Bryan Robson was still captain. He took possession of United's left wing and never loosened his grip. Over a fourteen year career so far, he's seen them all come and go: Cantona, Schmeichel, Beckham and the rest.

Sir Alex Ferguson said of Giggs 'I knew we had an outstanding talent when we gave him his debut.' That was back in 1991, but it remains as true in 2005 as it ever was. Giggs has been a pivotal figure in United's dominance of the Premiership. There have been rivals but no other team can match the their sustained record of success over recent years. And Giggs is the only player to have played in all eight of those title winning campaigns.

Off the pitch, Ryan Giggs has always closely guarded his private life. But here he opens up for the first time, sharing details of the sometimes turbulent childhood that shaped him and the relationships that have mattered to him to reveal the man behind the famous number 11 red shirt.

One thing seems clear: the Old Trafford crowd will be singing 'Giggs will tear you apart again!' for a few years yet ...
%%%Ryan Giggs first played for Manchester United in the season before the Premiership began; back when Bryan Robson was still captain. He took possession of United's left wing and never loosened his grip. Over a fourteen year career so far, he's seen them all come and go: Cantona, Schmeichel, Beckham and the rest.
Sir Alex Ferguson said of Giggs 'I knew we had an outstanding talent when we gave him his debut.' That was back in 1991, but it remains as true in 2005 as it ever was. Giggs has been a pivotal figure in United's dominance of the Premiership. There have been rivals but no other team can match the their sustained record of success over recent years. And Giggs is the only player to have played in all eight of those title winning campaigns.
Off the pitch, Ryan Giggs has always closely guarded his private life. But here he opens up for the first time, sharing details of the sometimes turbulent childhood that shaped him and the relationships that have mattered to him to reveal the man behind the famous number 11 red shirt.
One thing seems clear: the Old Trafford crowd will be singing 'Giggs will tear you apart again!' for a few years yet ...

  • Published: 1 June 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141911663
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
Categories:

About the authors

Joe Lovejoy

Joe Lovejoy is the author of Bestie, the bestselling authorised biography of George Best, and Sven: The Final Reckoning. He was also worked with Ryan Giggs on Giggs: The Autobiography. He lives in Pontypool, South Wales.

Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs has collected thirteen Premier League, four FA Cup and two Champions League winner's medals in a career spanning twenty years with Manchester United. He also holds the club record for number of appearances. Having received sixty-four caps for Wales, Giggs retired from international football in 2007 and was awarded the OBE the same year. He is currently Manchester United’s assistant manager, and lives in Salford.

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