Ryan Giggs Announces His Retirement
Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has retired from playing after being named assistant to new coach Louis van Gaal.
Giggs joined Manchester United when he was 14 and in his 24 years at Old Trafford has scored 114 goals in 963 appearances.
He said in an open letter
Today is a fantastic day for Manchester United. Louis van Gaal is a great appointment and let me begin by telling you how delighted I am to be working with someone of his calibre. His credentials are second to none and I’m positive the club will thrive under his leadership over the coming years.
13 Premier League titles, 2 Champions League, 4 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 1 Uefa Super Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 Fifa Club World Cup, 8 Charity/Community Shields