"I always used to look out for left footers and John Barnes and Diego Maradona were always the ones that I looked up to when I was a kid.
"Barnes because he played in the same position as me â€“ whenever Liverpool played United in the 80â€™s Iâ€™d watch John Barnes pretty closely.
"During that period, at the end of the late 1980â€™s he was probably the best and most exciting player in Britain."
In addition to Barnes, Giggs also reserved special praise for Argentinean idol, Diego Maradona.
He said: "And Maradona just because he was such a great player.
"I remember Maradona in the 1986 World Cup. That goal he scored against England â€“ not that Hand of God goal â€“ was absolutely amazing."