Ronaldo and Vidic miss out on Giggs' United all-time appearance XI

REVEALED: Manchester United name Ryan Giggs’ all-time XI based on team-mates he played the most with at Old Trafford… and there are no places for Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic!

  • Ryan Giggs made 963 appearances for Manchester United over 24 years 
  • Those who played alongside Giggs usually found themselves in a winning team 
  • Paul Scholes featured in the same team more than any other United player   

To be in the same team as Ryan Giggs at Manchester United meant a player had reached a certain level.

To feature a high number of times in the same team as Giggs, though, put you in a position to win trophies and plenty of them.

It is no surprise, then, that those who played the most minutes alongside Giggs for United make up a starting XI that has very little weakness.

Ryan Giggs is Manchester United’s all-time record appearance holder having played 963 times

Absentees include Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic, but those who make the cut were themselves quality players.

In goal: Peter Schmeichel. In front of him in a four-man defence: Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Mikael Silvestre, Denis Irwin.

A central midfield three of Roy Keane, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes is as robust as any while a front three that consists of David Beckham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as wingers with Wayne Rooney spearheading the attack is a scary prospect for the majority of defences. 

This is the starting XI who played the most times in a United shirt alongside Giggs

Giggs’s decorated career at United yielded 25 major trophies, including 13 Premier League titles.

He is United’s all-time record appearance holder having played 963 times.

Of those who played alongside Giggs more than any is Scholes, who featured 479 times in the same side as the former Wales international. 

Neville is second on the list having been named in the same team as Giggs 436 times while Keane is third on 371.

Paul Scholes played in the same team as Giggs more than any other United player

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