HATCHET MAN: Giggs is no longer a great player - age has left him limited, just like Beckham

17 February 2009 08:56
Mike Phelan, who has already been branded unreliable once this season, has added his voice to the school of thought which has Ryan Giggs playing better now than ever before.[LNB]Come off it. [LNB]A 35-year-old who has changed position and has to be used sparingly cannot be compared to the energetic wing wizard of his youth and the Manchester United[LNB]assistant manager should know better.[LNB][LNB]You were a better player ten years ago: Alan Wiley and Ryan Giggs argue the merits of Mike Phelan's comments[LNB]VIDEO: Giggs at his best (not as he is now)[LNB][LNB] Giggs may be in great form and producing standout performances, but he simply   cannot do what he used to. [LNB]He doesn't have the drive or the speed.[LNB]Take his goal against West Ham[LNB]earlier this month. [LNB]It was very impressive and  made the defenders look more than a little silly, but does it really compare to his FA Cup goal against Arsenal [LNB]a decade ago?[LNB]Not a chance (take a look at the older effort for yourself, if you have doubts) and ask yourself this question: Could Giggs do the same thing now?[LNB]   More from Hatchet Man... HATCHET MAN: He's 20 and he's already finished so why would Villa waste £8m on City stroller Micah Richards?[LNB]17/02/09 HATCHET MAN: Wenger's totally wrong when he says awful managers like Adams need more time to succeed in the Premier League[LNB]17/02/09 HATCHET MAN: Politician Hiddink promises a Chelsea youth club but knows the Stamford Bridge future lies within Roman's chequebook[LNB]17/02/09 HATCHET MAN: Bendtner's having a laugh if he think's he's good enough to strike fear into Europe - he's mid-table at the very best[LNB]16/02/09 HATCHET MAN: Referee Atkinson's red-card refusal over Petrov could leave Guus feeling blue and Villa with one foot in the Champions League[LNB]16/02/09 HATCHET MAN: Control freak Benitez will leave Liverpool rudderless, hopeless and staffless when he decamps to the Bernabeu[LNB]16/02/09 HATCHET MAN: When Blackburn wish they'd lost at home to Coventry, what real future is there for the whatever-you-call-it FA Cup?[LNB]16/02/09 HATCHET MAN: It's another false Dean as Ashton tells Hammers fans: I'll be back better and stronger[LNB]13/02/09 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE[LNB]  Hats off to the Welshman for reinventing himself, for his longevity, for his sheer class. [LNB]But when he was  younger there was a bit of Cristiano Ronaldo about him. [LNB]Now he is more like his old United colleague David Beckham: limited.[LNB] [LNB]

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