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.

Come off it.

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

assistant manager should know better.

You were a better player ten years ago: Alan Wiley and Ryan Giggs argue the merits of Mike Phelan's comments

VIDEO: Giggs at his best (not as he is now)

Giggs may be in great form and producing standout performances, but he simply   cannot do what he used to.

He doesn't have the drive or the speed.

Take his goal against West Ham

earlier this month.

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

a decade ago?

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?

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  Hats off to the Welshman for reinventing himself, for his longevity, for his sheer class.

But when he was  younger there was a bit of Cristiano Ronaldo about him.

Now he is more like his old United colleague David Beckham: limited.

Source: Daily_Mail