Former Birmingham midfielder Curtis Woodhouse has questioned the widely-held belief that Ryan Giggs is one of the Premier League’s great players.
Giggs had a stellar career at Manchester United, with his collection of 13 top-flight winners’ medals added to by two Champions League crowns, four FA Cups and three League Cups.
The Welshman also holds the record for the most Premier League assists – at 162 – while the 40-year-old also scored 109 goals.
However, Woodhouse, who made three top-flight appearances for Birmingham, questioned Giggs’ credentials in a series of tweets about the 40-year-old.
He wrote in one post: “Giggs was a good player, very reliable, very consistent and his longevity is incredible. He was never anywhere near world class, he never had anywhere near a world class season.
“Giggs is probably the most overrated player of the last 50 years.”
Giggs was famed for his crossing ability with his left foot, but Woodhouse insisted that the midfielder’s delivery was “not great”.
“Giggs didn’t even have a good left foot!! He was a outstanding athlete but his left foot wasn’t that good. His delivery was ok, not great, he couldn’t spray it about, he was a great athlete. Let’s keep it real,” he wrote in another tweet.
In a third post, Woodhouse also claimed that Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is “more of an attacking threat” than Giggs was.
Alexander-Arnold, 21, has become Liverpool’s main source of creativity in the past two seasons, leading to claims that he could move into a midfield role.
In other news, United are reportedly hoping to earn more than expected from the sale of exit-bound defender Marcos Rojo.