Posted on April 27, 2009
Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs has been named Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year.
Giggs has only started 12 Premier League games this season, but the award hails the impact he has made as United cruise toward their his 11th Premier League title.
The 35-year-old said: “It’s right up there, with personal accolades it’s the best to have as it’s voted by your fellow players.
“I’ve been fortunate to win a lot of trophies, I won the young player award twice, but this is the big one.”
Giggs went on to pay tribute to manager Sir Alex Ferguson, adding: “The manager has been massive in my career from when I first met him when I was 13.
“That’s over 20 years and he knows me better than anyone and our relationship has been brilliant and just gets better.
“I’ve been so fortunate to have such a great career in so many great teams, it’s not even worth thinking about what it would have been like without the manager.”