Manchester United shouldn't retire my No.11, says Giggs

The Welshman, who ended his illustrious playing career at Old Trafford to become Louis van Gaal’s assistant this summer, feels that another great player should take the shirt

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs does not believe the club should retire his No.11 shirt following the end of his playing career.

The Welshman officially announced his retirement from the game in May after a spell as interim manager at the end of the last season and has now taking up a role as second-in-command behind new boss Louis van Gaal.

The 40-year-old spent his entire 24-year career at Old Trafford, winning 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and two Champions Leagues but, despite his incredible achievements with United, Giggs wants the No.11 jersey to continue to be used.

“There are obviously special cases but it just depends on the club, really,” he told MUTV.

“I don’t think it’s for United, where they constantly churn over great players.”

Giggs then joked that whoever follows him in wearing the shirt will be under immediate scrutiny.

“I haven’t thought about who will take over the No.11 shirt – that’s a good question,” he added.

“They’re under pressure, aren’t they? I look forward to seeing who takes it and wish them all the best.”

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