Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs has urged the clubs attacking players to ‘excite the crowd’ in what could be a thinly veiled dig at Jose Mourinho’s style of play at the club.
Giggs, who made an incredible 963 appearances for Manchester United in a career that spanned 24 years, was part of the clubs most successful period in their history, and did so by playing some exciting, swashbuckling football under the watchful gaze of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Since the Scot retired back in 2013, United have been unable to add to their 20 League titles, and have also seen plenty of criticism aimed at them for their pragmatic style of play.
Now the United legend, and current Wales boss has urged United’s youngsters to ‘excite the crowd’:
“First of all, I was a Manchester United fan,” Giggs told ESPN.
“I used to climb over the fence when I was a seven, eight-year-old, get the match bus to Old Trafford.
“Right from when I can remember, I used to go to Old Trafford and then, fast-forward to 17, 18, I played for the first team. I understand how the club works, what the fans want, because I was a fan.
“I was also a player who wanted to excite the crowd, to get the fans on their feet. I want to see exciting players. I want to see Rashford, I want to see Martial, I want to see Pogba try things. That’s what I tried to do when I was playing.”
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