Man Utd’s Ryan Giggs: It’s a pity Raheem Sterling is a Liverpool player

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs defends Raheem Sterling after his recent tiredness claims

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ryan Giggs has described Raheem Sterling as an “explosive player”, adding that it’s a pity the England forward plays for Manchester United’s biggest rivals Liverpool.

The 19-year-old sparked controversy after Roy Hodgson revealed the Reds winger complained of tiredness ahead of England’s 1-0 victory over Estonia on Sunday.

He’s a talented player and you have got to be careful when you’re a young player

Ryan Giggs

Sterling has emerged as one of England’s brightest prospects over the past 12 months, earning a place in Hodgson’s World Cup squad after scoring nine league goals last season.

And United assistant manager Giggs, who called time on a decorated 24-year playing career, defended Sterling’s decision to ask Hodgson to be rested.

“It’s tough when you’re a young player,” Giggs told Sky Sports News HQ.

“He’s an explosive player, he’s a player who is exciting, a player you would pay and go and watch.

“Unfortunately, he’s at Liverpool who are our biggest rivals.”

Giggs continued: “But he’s a talented player and you have got to be careful when you’re a young player, it’s a short career and you have to look towards the future.

“Speaking from my own experience, I wanted to train every day, I wanted to play every day and I’m sure he’s no different.”

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