Why Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United story could never be a Hollywood blockbuster


Ryan Giggs lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy (Picture: PA Wire)

If Ryan Giggs’ football career was the plot of a film you would probably turn it off half-way through, rolling your eyes and dismissing it as totally unbelievable.

Everyone enjoys a feel-good-film, but you have to draw a line somewhere. Giggs’ career is too good to be true and on Monday afternoon it crossed in to the realms of total fantasy.

Giggs grew up in Salford supporting United and when he was 14-years-old, Alex Ferguson showed up on his doorstep, asking him to sign schoolboy forms. Three years later, Giggs signed on as a professional.

He started his first game as a 17-year-old on derby day and was credited with the only goal of the game. Giggs probably wouldn’t have believed for a moment that he would go on to play in a further 35 Manchester derbies for United.

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