Fergie hails ‘incredible’ Giggs

Giggs turned in a virtuoso display at Fulham on Wednesday, when he
extended his record as the only player to score in every Premier
League season. With so many injuries affecting the United squad at
present, Giggs is likely to be heavily involved over the festive
programme, including the Boxing Day encounter with Wigan at Old
Trafford. And the level of the 38-year-old’s performances continues
to amaze even the man who has worked with the Welshman far longer
than anyone else. “He was unbelievable on Wednesday,” Ferguson
said. “He controlled the midfield. I saw Danny Murphy bellowing to
the forwards to come back because he was finding it hard. “We know
he is incredible. It is an established fact. It is an unusual sight
we are seeing in the modern-day game, a lad at 38 performing at
that level.” Giggs has confirmed talks will soon begin with
Ferguson over his future plans, and whether his playing career will
extend to yet another season. “It’s almost that time when I’ll sit
down with the manager and see what his plans are and I’ll see how
I’m feeling,” Giggs told the club’s official website. “At the
moment I feel really good and I’m enjoying things more than ever,
so we’ll just have to wait and see.” Giggs has helped United
stabilise a strange season in which they currently stand second in
the table, just two points adrift of a Manchester City outfit who
have attracted so many plaudits. Yet United have also suffered that
6-1 home mauling by the Blues, been dumped out of the Champions
League thanks to a shock defeat in Basle and found themselves
eliminated from the Carling Cup thanks to a quarter-final loss to
npower Championship outfit Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. “If you
lose a derby game 6-1, get knocked out by a Championship team in
the quarter-final of the Carling Cup and lose to Basle, who are not
a power in Europe, you can understand the criticism,” Giggs said.
“But we have shown the resilience and determination to do something
about it each time it has happened. “We lose games in normal
seasons. This season we have lost games that have been dramatic and
a bit more emphatic in the sense of the impact it had on our
chances of winning trophies. “These were bad results for us but the
character of the team has rescued us each time.”