Legend Giggs has the X-Factor, says former Man United team-mate Bruce

14 December 2009 12:29
[LNB]Top gong: Ryan Giggs[LNB]Steve Bruce has saluted Ryan Giggs after seeing his former Manchester Unitedteam-mate named BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2009. [LNB]The 36-year-old lifted the prize ahead of Formula One world champion JensonButton and world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis last night. [LNB]Bruce, who admitted Giggs had had to fight for air space in his house as SouthShields singer Joe McElderry battled to victory in the X-Factor final, wasthrilled for the Welshman. [LNB]He said: 'I was switching over, as probably we all were, because I wasn't incontrol of the buttons last night.[LNB]'The X-Factor was in charge in my house, that's for sure. [LNB]'I'm absolutely delighted for him. I played in his debut and I remember whenhe was a 14-year-old taking the mickey out of Viv Anderson, who was thenEngland's right-back. [LNB]'He was fantastic. His debut was something like 20 years ago and he scoredagainst Manchester City. [LNB] Put your hands in air: Steve Bruce waxed lyrical about Giggs[LNB]'What he's done - 11 Premier Leagues, is it? - it's frightening, the way helooks after himself. He's the total package. [LNB]'I'm delighted for the lad, it's fantastic - and also I'm delighted for thesand dancer from South Shields.' [LNB] Manchester United star Ryan Giggs named Sports Personality of the Year 2009 MARTIN SAMUEL: Giggs is the only star to pass my test of geniusMANCHESTER UNITED FC

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