This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 12 °C Monday 6 April, 2020

Ryan Giggs has chosen the best XI he's played with & included two Irishmen

The current Manchester United assistant manager selected one player that’s still at the club.

Image: Aubrey Washington/EMPICS Sport

RYAN GIGGS HAS selected the best eleven players he’s played with and found room for two Irishmen.

The current Manchester United assistant boss features on Sky Sports’ show The Fantasy Football Club this Friday night and the channel has teased his appearance by releasing the star-studded XI that Giggs agonised over.

The usual suspects are all accounted for with the former United winger saying that Roy Keane ‘would be the first name on my team sheet’.

Giggs went with Denis Irwin at left-back, shunning ex-captain Patrice Evra in the process.

“I just go for Denis because he was so consistent and he scored goals from penalties, free-kicks and open play and could also play with both feet”, Giggs said.

Soccer - AXA FA Cup - Fourth Round - Manchester United v Liverpool Source: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the inclusion of Jaap Stam at centre-half, the Dutchman only playing three seasons at Old Trafford before being sold to Lazio. Sir Alex Ferguson would later refer to it as one of his biggest regrets.

According to Giggs, Stam got the nod over the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister because of the overall package.

“He had everything. He was good in the air, had good feet, was quick, strong and aggressive.”


Barca are ‘beautiful to watch, out of this world, from another planet’

Gerrard confirms Liverpool return but it’s only for training, he insists

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Eoin O'Callaghan

Read next: