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Ex-Sheffield United Midfielder Believes Giggs Was ‘Unbelievably Overrated’

Ex-Sheffield United Midfielder Believes Giggs Was ‘Unbelievably Overrated’

Former English footballer Curtis Woodhouse believes Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs was nothing special during his playing days.

Giggs was part of the famous ‘Class of 92’, which graduated from the fabled Manchester United academy to dominate English football.

The former Wales international won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and four FA Cups in a career that lasted for almost 24 years in Manchester.

Despite Giggs’s enormous records in football, Woodhouse, who is now a manager at Northern Premier League outfit Gainsborough Trinity, has insisted that the Welshman has to thank his longevity but not his innate talent.

“Ryan Giggs, another unbelievably overrated Manchester United player," the 40-year-old posted on his Twitter account.

"Outstanding longevity but in a team that dominated for years and were a free scoring machine his statistics for goals and assists is awful.”

“Another Manchester United myth, good player, never anything more.

"Giggs has 162 assists in the PL over 22 years to go with his 109 goals, again over 22 years.”

“His team dominated them 22 years of football breaking scoring records as they went.”

“Ryan Giggs was a left winger, looking at his stats you may confuse him with a left back.

"Giggs didn’t even have a good left foot!!”

“He was a outstanding athlete but his left foot wasn’t that good. His delivery was ok, not great, he couldn’t spray it about, he was a great athlete. Let’s keep it real.”

"Giggs was a good player. Steady away down the left hand side, great energy, great pace. Good player, just not a great player, never had a world class season in 22 attempts but still a good player. Never poor but never brilliant, a good steady player."

During his playing days, Woodhouse spent several seasons in England's top-flight playing for Sheffield United and Birmingham City. 

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