"Ryan Giggs: The Man For All Seasons" Exhibition Opens at Old Trafford

Giggs opens dedicated exhibition of memorabilia from long-spanning career at United

Manchester United Assistant Manager and Club legend, Ryan Giggs, today opened a dedicated exhibition at the Manchester United Museum & Tour, celebrating the winger’s decade-spanning time at the club.

Since making his debut in 1991, Giggs made 963 appearances for United, scoring 168 goals and winning a record amount of medals and accolades. The dedicated retrospective will allow fans to view some of the player’s most treasured possessions from his career, on loan and on display for the very first time.

Ryan Giggs: The Man for All Seasons will comprise of over 40 items, including Giggs’ Treble medals, his FIFA Club World Cup medal and the ball from his very first Manchester United goal.

The exhibition also features objects relating to Giggs’ personal achievements; such as his PFA Player of the Year Award 2009, his BBC Sports Personality of the Year award 2009 and his OBE, awarded for his services to football in 2007.

Items that are to be displayed for the first time include:

Signed shirt from final season with Manchester United 2013-14 Football from Manchester United v Manchester City (04.05.91), Ryan’s first United goal Ryan Giggs training top from his time as coach/manager 2014 Premier League winners medal 2013 Premier League winners medal 2011 Premier League winners medal 2009 Premier League winners medal 2008 Champions League winners medal 2008 FIFA Club World Cup winners medal 2008 Ryan’s OBE PFA Player of the Year Award 2009 Deans Youth Club Player of the Year Award 1987 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2009 Manchester United Lifetime Achievement award 2014 Football Boots from 2008 Champions League finalThe interactive exhibition will allow visitors to zoom in and examine up close some of Ryan’s medals. There are also several specially recorded interviews with the veteran player, where he details his personal career highlights. Die-hard fans of the Welsh winger can also test their knowledge with a quiz about his career at United.

Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold comments:

"There are very few players who can boast a CV like Ryan’s. He is one of the most decorated British sportsmen of our time with a career spanning across more than two decades. His achievements are a big part of the Club’s history and the Museum’s dedicated exhibition gives fans a chance to relive some of those celebrated moments.

"Many of the pieces on display are from Ryan’s personal collection and we are delighted to be able to share these with fans for the very first time. The Manchester United Museum and Tour is an award winning attraction, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors each season and I am sure the addition of Ryan Giggs: The Man For All Seasons will make it all the more popular with our fans."

Manchester United Assistant Manager, Ryan Giggs comments:

"It is a great honour to have an exhibition dedicated to my time at Manchester United. I have spent my whole career at the same club and I am proud to have played a part in United’s achievements over the past few decades.

"My family and I have enjoyed visiting the Manchester United Museum and Tour several times and to see the story of my career on display alongside so many United greats makes me very proud.

"Many of the items on display have never been exhibited and the ones I have chosen to loan to the museum are the ones that mean the most to me. I am delighted to be able to share these special mementos with the fans."

Ryan Giggs: The Man For All Seasons is open to visitors to the Manchester United Museum and Tour until January 2016. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.manutd.co.uk/ or call 0161 826 1326.

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