Man Utd veteran Giggs: PFA gong not long time coming

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs says he doesn't believe his PFA Player of the Year award was "a long time coming".

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs says he doesn't believe his PFA Player of the Year award was "a long time coming".

In a blog for manutd.com, Giggs wrote: "I don't know about it being a long time coming. Some outstanding people have won it while I've been playing and, consistency-wise, I've probably improved over the last few years.

"The ten days at the end of last season - coming on and scoring at Wigan and then winning the Champions League - were massive and definitely the highpoints of my year.

"I wouldn't say the award means more to me at this stage of my career than it would have done earlier. But I think I will appreciate it more, because I'm probably not going to get it again... I'm running out of time!

"At 35, you start to think you're never going to win awards like that. It was obviously a great surprise and I had a great night down in London. I hope I can celebrate it further with a win against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

"Hopefully it won't be the last honour I pick up. Still going well in the league and the Champions League, we're all hoping for an exciting end to the season."