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Wayne Rooney: Giggs should have his own statue outside Old Trafford

If Only Poor Ryan had kept his ‘you know what’ in pants and not sampled his brother’s wife most of us would be bowing down in awe of a true Old Trafford legend. Sadly, we will always remember the darker side of Ryan Giggs. Don’t get me wrong here. I personally think he was in a class of his own for most of his career so I kind of share the sentiments of his fellow team-mate, Wayne Rooney. But, unfortunately for a few mishaps outside his football life it’s a bit tarnished and it will always be hard to forget that side of things. Do you agree with Wayne that he needs to stand alongside the likes of true legends in Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Denis Law and Sir Matt Busby? The article is courtesy of the DailyMail.

Ryan Giggs turns 38 today and Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney wants the club to erect a bronze statue in tribute to the former Wales star.

Only two statues occupy Old Trafford. One of the ‘Holy Trinity’ – Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law – situated outside the club’s Megastore and the other celebrating legendary manager, Sir Matt Busby.

But to mark Giggs’ special birthday occasion, Rooney believes a fitting landmark of the veteran midfielder should be placed outside the ground.

‘If there’s one player over the last 20 to 25 years who deserves a statue outside Old Trafford, it’s Ryan Giggs,’ Rooney told The Sun.

‘Because what Giggsy has done here is absolutely incredible.

‘He made his debut as a 17 year old and so to still be playing at the top level 21 years later is a magnificent achievement.

‘He has been fantastic for this football club and to still be performing so well at his age is phenomenal.

‘Giggsy’s a wonderful example around the club too, the way he trains, the way he prepares and to see him working so hard on his game every day explains why he is so special.’

Giggs has played 887 games for United since he made his debut as a 17-year-old in March 1991, breaking records in a career Rooney admits he would love to emulate.

‘It would be fantastic if ever I could reach such a record and become the all-time top scorer for Manchester United,’ said the England international.

‘I would be absolutely thrilled to do it.

‘I look at it and I certainly feel I’m capable of doing it over the next five or six years.

‘If I do, then it would be an incredible achievement for me personally.

‘I would be so honoured and proud. Sir Bobby Charlton is an absolute legend, a true great and it would be amazing to overtake his record which has stood for so long.

‘But while it is an ambition of mine I know that in this game you can’t take anything for granted — you can never be sure of anything in football.

‘Injuries can happen, all sorts of things can happen but yes, if I stay fit and in form then I have a real chance.’

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