Last night, the player who featured a 963 record-times for Manchester United during his career had nothing but gratitude to Fergie for his guidance. Ryan Giggs lifted a total of 20 silverwares under the reputable coach.
In the celebration, he revealed a secret he learnt from a close friend and colleague, former manager Alex Ferguson. Giggs revealed that every time a match is about to kick off, Fergie always encourage the players but will never forget to use these words as his last, ‘enjoy it’.
He continued pouring encomiums on the former manager: “Everything came with that obviously – improve every day, practice, listen, dedicate yourself – but most of all enjoy your football.
“That went for playing when I was 17 until when I was 40. It was a privilege to play at Old Trafford and I tried to enjoy it.”
Giggs couldn’t find anywhere to hide his excitement for the recognition at the event. He confessed: “I’m chuffed to have won all three awards.
“The young player was a long time ago and the player award was a big surprise. This is the culmination of around 25 years since my debut, so it’s a credit to myself, my team-mates, staff, family and friends.
“When you win each award you look down the trophy and you see the players who have won it before and you realise what a great accolade it is. This is the same.
“I’ve been here on the nights when people have won it and it is legends of the game. I’m fortunate to win it and I’ll enjoy it.”