Former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has revealed the list of the player he would have never sold if he were the manager of the Red Devils.
Since Giggs’ retirement as a player back in 2014, Manchester United have gone through a drastic change which has been of an unprecedented magnitude. The most prominent changes have occurred in terms of the personnel at Old Trafford, with very few players from Giggs’ finals days currently remaining at the club.
In a recent interview, Giggs was asked about the drastic change in personnel at his former club and the legend stated that there are players he wished were still playing for United by suggesting that the likes of Danny Welbeck, Rafael and Jonny Evans should have never been sold by former manager Louis van Gaal.
“There have been a lot who have come through that haven’t been United players and also players who were United players and shouldn’t have left,” Giggs said.
“I’m talking about Rafael, Welbeck, Jonny Evans — players who are United through and through. It was hard because Louis had his own ideas and you had to respect that, but, yes, we had a few arguments about a couple of them. He understood [my position]because I had played with those lads, but they just weren’t for him.
“Some of them, like Welbeck, wanted to play more regularly, and Jonny had a few injuries at the time, so you could understand it, but — and it’s not saying it in hindsight — recruitment hasn’t been great either.”
All the players that Giggs mentioned above were popular at the club due to their passion for Manchester United and it is understandable that as a supporter of the club, the Welshman wanted to see the trio remain at Old Trafford.