Testimonial August 1st 2001 v Celtic
Ryan Giggs had been a regular in the first team for ten years when granted his testimonial in 2001 and over ten years later he was still a regular choice and has become the most successful player in English football.
As well as thirteen Premiership winners medals, he has two Champions League winners medals, four FA Cup and three League Cup winners medals as well as a host of runners up medals. In all he has won thirty-four winners medals!
Giggs was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993, and in 2009 was the PFA Player of the Year and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It is unlikely a player will ever better Giggs' achievements.
To add to his astonishing record Giggs has played more competitive games than any other player in United's history and is currently 8th in the club's all time scoring records. He also scored the club's quickest goal - after 15 seconds against Southampton on November 18th 1995.
A consummate professional Giggs was a member of the 1992 FA Youth Cup winning team, having already established himself in the first team. Originally an out and out left winger, he played in a more central role towards the end of his career.
He took on a player-coach under David Moyes at the start of the 2013/14 season, his final as a player. Appointed interim player-manager for the final four games of the season after the sacking of David Moyes, Giggs was appointed Assistant Manager to Luois van Gaal in May 2014.