According to former Premier League midfielder Curtis Woodhouse, Ryan Giggs has become a Manchester United legend without much to show for it.
The ex-midfielder aimed his critique at Giggs’ record in a series of tweets. “Another massively overrated Manchester United star in Ryan Giggs,” he tweeted.
“Exceptional longevity, but his numbers for goals and assists are bad in a squad that flourished for years and became a free scoring machine. Another Manchester United myth, great player, nothing more.”
Woodhouse expressed his belief that Giggs’ individual output wasn’t enough, considering his position and the team he was part of:
“His squad conquered as they went 22 years of smashing football scoring records. Ryan Giggs was a left winger so you may be comparing him for a left back looking at his stats.
“Giggs didn’t even have a good left foot!! He was an excellent athlete, but his left foot wasn’t that good. His delivery was right, he wasn’t great, he couldn’t splash it, and he was a great athlete.
“Giggs performed well. Big strength, fantastic speed, steady down the left-hand side. Strong player, not only a fantastic player, in 22 attempts has never had a world-class season but always a great match. A good steady player, never poor but never amazing.”