Ryan Giggs Named PFA Player of the Year
The Welsh wing wizard has been one of the best left sided players of our generation, and has won the prestigious PFA Player of the Year award for the first time in his long and sparkling career playing for Manchester United.
Ryan Giggs, 35, has had a great influence on his team’s quest to finish Champions of England for the third year running and has arguably been one of the most creative players throughout the league. Sir Alex Ferguson has often played him in a more central role this season, after losing most of his pace that he once had during his prime years at Old Trafford. Nonetheless, he has put in key performances for United this season, with the United 3-0 Chelsea game at Old Trafford being the most noticeable.
Conversely, there are many critics to Giggs winning such an award. Many see it as a nostalgic lifetime achievement award, considering he has only started twelve games this season and scored one goal. However, the rest of the football players in the league decided that he was the king of all this season and thoroughly deserved the award, after their votes were counted and Giggs was given the honour this season.
The PFA Young Player of the Year Award went to Aston Villa’s Ashley Young, who has had a fantastic season on the wing and is certainly pushing for an international spot in Fabio Capello’s England team.