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Giggs eyes fresh challenge

When you’ve been in football as long as Ryan Giggs, new experiences can be hard to come by; but the Welsh winger – in his 21st season as a professional and passing appearance landmarks with almost weekly regularity – is looking forward with excitement to a first visit to Bloomfield Road with United on Tuesday night.

“It is a good thing for us going to a new ground,” said Giggs. “It’s a new experience, it’ll be a tight, compact ground. It’ll be loud. United are coming to town, so everyone will be up for it – players, fans. It’ll be a battle and it’ll be tough. As a player, you want challenges like that. It makes it all the more satisfying if you come out on top.”

The 37-year-old, who was substituted after a devastating hour against Birmingham City on Saturday to rest him for the midweek visit to the Fylde Coast, has not played a competitive game against Blackpool. But he has been impressed with the Barclays Premier League newcomers’ approach to life in the top-flight.

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KingsCross2146d ago

One of the few players I respect in United. He is old school, from the time when United created talents in the club- not buying expensive world wide. Scholes is another example of a forgotten time in United.

ad4mb2145d ago

lmao why comment in every united story just to chat utter shit? united have speant what we have earned. And I would love to know who you support because you seem to love chelsea who did the exact same thing as city did a few years ago, or are you too young to remember?

zootang2145d ago

Forgotten time?

Gibson, Fletcher, Johnny Evans, Wellbeck, Cleverly, Ben Amos, Nicky Ajose and plenty more coming through.

sokrates2146d ago

He sure is a legend in the club. Imagine what he has won with United during those 21 years! It must be a dream for any player.