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Man who discovered Man Utd legend Giggs - works for Man City!

Former milkman Dennis Schofield has recalled how he offered Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to Manchester City as a junior.

At 82, Schofield is still going strong. He remains president of Deans Youth Club, the team he persuaded an eight-year-old Giggs to join some 30 years ago.

"I was a milkman then, and I worked for Man City as well," Schofield told the Daily Mail.

"One day I saw these lads walking out of a local school with their boots. They were about eight, nine and I asked if they were going to play a game. I went along to watch and saw this boy on the left wing who was like a gazelle, dynamite. He was Ryan Wilson then, not long moved up to Swinton from Wales.

"I asked one of the teachers if his parents were at the game. They said his mother was. I went over and asked her: 'Is that your lad on the left wing?' She said yes and I asked if he'd like to come to our club, Deans.

"I was thinking to myself: 'I'm not missing out on this one.'

"She agreed and I told them I'd pick Ryan up on the Thursday to go training. He joined in and right away everyone could see how good he was, that balance. His attitude was great. Everybody liked him.

"He asked if his brother Rhodri could come along and he did. Everybody liked him too.

"Ryan joined our nine-year-olds and he was brilliant. His control, his pace - remember that goal he scored at Tottenham all those years ago - that's what he had."

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