Giggs and Sheri honoured

16 June 2007 08:19
Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, while former Red Devils striker Teddy Sheingham was handed an MBE. Thirty-three-year-old Giggs has made more than 700 senior appearances for United and recently called time on his international career after winning 64 caps for Wales. Former United legend, Sir Bobby Charlton, told the club's official website: "I couldn't have been more pleased if he was a close relative. Ryan is a fantastic member of Manchester United and the ultimate professional. "Added to that, his marvellous skills and his services to football make him a pleasure to watch." Ex-United and England ace Sheringham was handed and MBE, with the 41-year-old delighted with his award. He said: "It is fantastic to receive this award, I am hugely honoured and still can't believe I get paid for doing something I love so much. "I have had a great career with so many people supporting me. "I won't name them, but they know who they are and I am very grateful. This is their award as much as mine."

Source: ESA