Photo: David De Gea sends heartfelt message to Man United legend
David De Gea sends Instagram message to Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs
David De Gea has paid a touching tribute to Ryan Giggs after the Welsh legend called time on his long association with Manchester United on Saturday.
The 42-year-old won’t be part of Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils staff for the 2016/17 Premier League season after working alongside Louis van Gaal for the past two seasons.
The former Wales international won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, four FA Cups and four League Cups during his glittering Red Devils career.
Giggs won his final Premier League title alongside Spain international De Gea in 2013 before he called time on his playing career during David Moyes’s doomed season in charge.
And the 24-year-old shot stopper took to Instagram to post a message dedicated to Giggs after the retired midfielder left United.
De Gea posted the above photo and wrote on his Instagram page: “Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs, Running down the wing… 🎤 #giggslegend”
Giggs was named PFA player of the year in 2009 as United won their 11th Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson.
De Gea moved to United from La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2011.