"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 – whenever Liverpool played United in the 80’s I’d watch John Barnes pretty closely.
"During that period, at the end of the late 1980’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 – not that Hand of God goal – was absolutely amazing."