Fergie calls for Giggs knighthood

25 September 2010 12:55
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed midfielder Ryan Giggs for a knighthood.[LNB] Giggs is an indisputable Red Devils legend having made over 800 appearances for the club, lifting the Premier League title 11 times during his career to date.[LNB]The 36-year-old has also claimed Champions League glory on two occasions while he has skippered Wales.[LNB]In the foreword to Giggs' new book, My Life My Story, Ferguson said: "There is one accolade which has yet to materialise for Ryan, although I trust it is only a matter of time before it does.[LNB]"How I would love to adorn my teamsheet with the words 'Sir Ryan Giggs'.[LNB]"And why not? After all, it might be said that Clive Woodward became a knight of the realm essentially for winning three games at the 2003 World Cup.[LNB]"Now, I'm certain that most of England, and everyone on the rugby scene, would say his honour was richly merited - and I wouldn't argue with that.[LNB]"But after making more than 800 appearances for United - many of them in extremely high-pressure situations - doesn't Ryan deserve it too?[LNB]"Unquestionably he does, as much as any other sporting figure we have known in these islands."

Source: Team_Talk