Man U’s Ryan Giggs wins PFA player of the year

April 27th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Alex Ferguson London, Apr.27 (ANI): Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs was last night named PFA Player of the Year - while Wayne Rooney failed to make the Premier League select XI.Wales midfielder Giggs, 35, pipped four Manchester United team-mates and Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard - despite starting only 12 league games this season.

“I won two Young Player awards but this one is the big one. It’s arguably the best individual award you can get because it is voted for by your fellow players,” The Sun quoted Giggs who is chasing Quadruple glory for United, as saying. The winger-turned-playmaker added: “It is an exciting season. It’s going down to the wire and it is big game after big game and that’s what you want at a club like United. A lot of credit must go to Sir Alex Ferguson, who has been a massive influence in my career. I first met him when I was 13 and our relationship is brilliant.”

Aston Villa’s England winger Ashley Young landed the Young Player of the Year award.

But United had six players in the best XI - four defenders, plus Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo. Rooney, though, lost out up front to Nicolas Anelka and Fernando Torres. (ANI)

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