Rob McCaffrey: At 37 Giggs still has a few more years left in the tank
There was a moment in the dying seconds of the brilliant Spurs v Manchester United game when Ryan Giggs cleared the ball from his own box, then in a flash was receiving a pass in the home box.
The man is 37 for goodness sake, and this is a Premier league, only fit for young men. Giggs was brilliant at the weekend, but that one moment said everything about him.
What dedication to be in such condition at his age, when he’s won everything in the game. Eleven titles, four FA Cups, Four League Cups and two Champions leagues. The only player to play and score in every season of the Premier league.
His all round play at White Hart Lane was truly astounding. The electric pace. The mercurial body swerve. The ability to keep the ball and keep everyone calm even after Rafael stupidly got himself sent off. It might yet be the point that takes United to yet another title.
It’s no secret Giggs wants to come to the UAE to finish his career, but the way he’s playing, we might have to wait another year to see him. A move alongside Gary Speed with Wales, would seem a more logical step, but I bet Speedo says he has to play as well as coach!
It’s only a matter of time before we see a Sir David Beckham, but if there’s any logic then it should be Sir Ryan Giggs, long before that.