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.”