Ryan Giggs wins PFA Merit Award for outsanding services to football

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Ryan Giggs has joined a long line of Manchester United greats by winning the PFA Merit Award.

The former winger followed in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Matt Busby and Sir Bobby Charlton in picking up the prize, which is given for "meritorious service to football".

Giggs played 64 times for Wales, but never played a major international tournament for his country

The football star made a club record 963 appearances for United and won 13 league titles, four FA Cups and two Champions League crowns during his career.

Giggs was also named Player of the Year in 2009 and Young Player of the Year in both 1992 and 1993.

I'm chuffed to have to have won all three awards, the young player was a long time ago and then the player award was a big surprise.

Ryan Giggs