Giggs tribute to Man Utd boss Ferguson after PFA award

Ryan Giggs has paid tribute to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after winning the PFA Player of the Year.

Ryan Giggs has paid tribute to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after winning the PFA Player of the Year.

'The manager has been massive in my career from when I first met him when I was 13,'' Giggs said.

''That's over 20 years and he knows me better than anyone and our relationship has been brilliant and just gets better.

''I've been so fortunate to have such a great career in so many great teams, it's not even worth thinking about what it would have been like without the manager.''

If he plays against Arsenal in the Champions League semi-final first leg this week, it will be his 800th appearance for United, although the landmark is not as important to him as adding to his trophy haul.

''It's an exciting season,'' he said. ''I think it is going to go right to the wire, there's big game after big game now. That is what you want and need at a club like Manchester United.''