Arsene Wenger hails ‘absolutely unbelievable’ Ryan Giggs

Arsene Wenger heaps praise on the "exceptional" Ryan Giggs on the eve of the Manchester United midfielder's 40th birthday

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Ryan Giggs has won 13 Premier League titles with Man United Photo: Chevrolet

Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on the “exceptional” Ryan Giggs on the eve of the Manchester United midfielder’s 40th birthday.

The Welshman was one of United’s standout performers as the Red Devils ran out 5-0 winners at Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night.

And Wenger has revealed his admiration for the veteran midfielder, who has started five games for United so far this season.

“If I’m 20 per cent above the normal level at a young age and I drop 10 per cent, I’m still 10 per cent above everybody else. That’s what happened to Ryan Giggs,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“What he has done is absolutely exceptional. I always thought that Ryan Giggs did not always get the reward or the recognition for his quality and his huge career because he did not play in the World Cup and the European Championship.

“You look at his club career – it’s absolutely unbelievable. The quality of his performances show a masterclass at 40.

“What is very remarkable in his case is that he has turned from being an individual player into being a good passer and a collective player.

“That is a very difficult transformation and that shows you that he not only had individual quality but the intelligence and understanding of the game as well.”

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