20 May 2014

Giggs retires to focus on coaching

7:25 am on 20 May 2014

Ryan Giggs has called time on his remarkable 23-year, trophy-laden Manchester United career to commit himself to his new role as assistant to the club's new manager Louis van Gaal.

Giggs' decision ends a playing career that included a record 963 appearances, 13 league titles, four FA Cups, two Champions League trophies, and 64 internationals for Wales.

His amazing solo goal in the FA Cup semi-final replay against Arsenal in 1999, en route to United securing the treble of league, FA Cup and Champions League, has been voted the club's greatest goal by a poll of fans.