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Ryan Giggs receives honorary degree

As the most decorated player in English football history Ryan Giggs is used to picking awards, but the Manchester United assistant manager has now scored an academic goal and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton.

'Hard work' is the key, Ryan Giggs told graduates. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Giggs, who was named honorary doctor of science for outstanding contribution to sport said: "I was lucky enough to be blessed with a little bit of football talent, but what got me through over 20 years playing for Manchester United was hard work.

Ryan Giggs received an honorary degree. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

He added: added: "I would like to say just how proud I am to receive this."