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Twitter Thread Attempts To Expose Ryan Giggs As 'The Most Overrated Premier League Player Of All Time'

Twitter Thread Attempts To Expose Ryan Giggs As 'The Most Overrated Premier League Player Of All Time'

A football fan has attempted to expose Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs as "the most overrated Premier League player of all time."

Giggs enjoyed a glittering career at Old Trafford, amassing over 900 appearances for United during his illustrious 24-season spell.

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However, social media user @ballrespect isn't a fan. He's taken to Twitter to reveal a damning assessment of Giggs' career in the Premier League.

Check out his thread below, titled: "ryan "longevity merchant" giggs. the most overrated premier league player of all time. a thread:"

"ryan giggs's premier league numbers for man united: - 632 appearances - 109 goals - 162 assists not bad for a winger right? lets take a deeper look at some of those seasons.

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"season #1 the 2008/09 premier league season. 35-year-old ryan giggs won the pfa poty this season with a staggering 2 goals and 7 assists in 28 appearances. compare this to jesus navas's debut season for city: 30 appearances 4 goals 7 assists makes you think.

"season #2 the 2010/2011 premier league season. another title winning season for united and another underperforming season for giggs. he tallied just 8 g/a in 25 appearances and was out performed by a young manchester city midfielder named adam johnson.

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"season #3 the 1998/99 premier league season. united won the treble this season and ryan giggs scored a whopping 3 goals. that's less than man united's starting defenders had combined in a treble winning season.

"no caption needed," the Twitter user wrote accompanied with a picture of his goal contribution stats from 2005 to 2014.

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"as you can see in the previous tweet, giggs went 9 premier league seasons in a row without registering 10 goals or 10 assists, but because he "won a lot of trophies" no one talks about it.

"before you start comparing him to the likes of pires, ask yourself if giggs is even the best welsh player in premier league history. ryan giggs for wales: 64 apps, 12 goals, 3 assists gareth bale for wales: 68 apps, 27 goals, 5 assists.

"'giggs was a crucial part of man united's success under fergie' ryan giggs started 2/3 cl finals between 2008 and 2011 and the only match united won was the match he didn't start in.

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"many united fans see ryan giggs as a one of the best players to ever grace the premier league, but in reality he was just an average player who played in a great team."

The Welshman won 13 Premier League titles and was named PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2009 while being selected in six PFA Team of the Year's.

But was he just an "average player who played in a great team" as claimed by this fan? Let us know.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Ryan Giggs, Old Trafford

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