Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed that he is working to bring a touch of Liverpool’s style to his Wales side.
The Welshman currently holds the record for the most appearances for the Red Devils with 963 games to his name between 1990 and 2014.
Giggs, 46, follows Alex Ferguson’s model of management especially when it comes to standards and discipline. He also learned a great deal working under former Manchester United manager and Dutchman Louis Van Gaal.
Giggs spoke about the work of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in their respective Premier League sides. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are just two games away from sealing Premier League title triumph for the 2019/20 season,
“With the obvious pause in the season because of Covid-19, I think there’s a lot of questions still to be answered,” Giggs said.
“But I think what we have seen this year is Liverpool are a fantastic team, managed by a great coach Jurgen Klopp and, it pains me to say it as a United fan, but they have been fantastic this season.
“Obviously they’ll go on and, whatever way it is, they’ll win the league and deserve it.
“They’ve had two brilliant seasons actually, last year pushing Man City all the way. They’re a great team to watch.
“There were certain things that I’ve taken out of the way that Liverpool play, and taking it on to the way that I want to do with Wales.
“Hopefully United will bridge that gap and catch them up. But you have to give credit where credit is due and Liverpool have been fantastic this season.”
Meanwhile, Ryan Giggs is still a regular at Old Trafford where he derives pride from contributing to the progress of homegrown talent Marcus Rashford.
He was the Assistant Manager when the forward came through the ranks into the senior team in 2016 in spectacular fashion. He added that he’s excited by the England international and other young talents in the game.
“I’ve seen him coming through the ranks, such a talented player,” Giggs said in an interview with Laureus.com to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary.
“And you have Jadon Sancho at Dortmund, a young player who’s made the bold decision to leave Manchester City and go to another country at a young age. And he really has made a difference.
“His team-mate as well, Erling Haaland who’s scoring lots of goals.
“And I’ve got a lot of good young players in my Wales team, the likes of David Brooks, Dan James, and Ethan Ampadu.
“It’s great when you see young players burst onto the scene and they’re just fearless. They just, don’t think too much about the game and just express themselves. And you think back to when you were like that.”