Ryan Giggs


RYAN Giggs has been given the task of answering Alex Ferguson's prayers.

The Old Trafford boss, thwarted in his bid to lure a top-class striker to Manchester United, has turned to the mercurial Welshman as a stop-gap forward and playmaker.

Friday, 14 August, 1998, 12:00am

The right to choose or just a turn-off

LET'S talk about advertising, we'll get to the football in a minute.

In the free world advertising pays for TV programming. No problem. But some individual ads? Big problem. There's no axe to grind here. Just teeth.

16 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Giggs brace strengthens United's lead

MANCHESTER United increased their lead at the top of the English Premier League and pushed Tottenham Hotspur further into relegation trouble with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford.

Welsh international Ryan Giggs scored a double for United, finding the net in the 44th and the 67th minutes.

11 Jan 1998 - 12:00am


MANCHESTER United resume the quest for their fifth League title in six years tomorrow buoyed by the praise of the Juventus coach, Marcello Lippi, who believes England's finest are set fair to enjoy the same sort of prosperity in Europe.

19 Dec 1997 - 12:00am


HERE is a bit of news to make the rest of the Premier League happy. Gary Pallister thinks the current Manchester United side is nowhere near its zenith.

21 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Sod it, the choice is now yours

WELCOME to Murphy's (also known as Sod's) Law in the world of Wharf Sports scheduling.

That's the phenomenon of always picking the wrong queue, changing your lucky numbers as they come up in the lottery, your house burning down the day the insurance lapses, etc.

19 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

South China win laurels as United toil to victory

They came bedecked in their Manchester United apparel but, at one stage, were chanting for local champions South China.

The crowd of 36,118 at the Hong Kong Stadium yesterday probably expected the English champions to treat South China with the kind of disdain Inter Milan showed for another Hong Kong team, Sing Tao, when crushing them 8-0 last month.

21 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

United promise memorable match despite absent stars

Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards defended the absence of three star players who are staying away from tomorrow's eagerly anticipated Marlboro Cup, saying the reigning English Premier League champions had still come here with a 'very strong team'.

19 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Missing stars hit glamour match

Superstars David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have withdrawn from Manchester United's exhibition game against Hong Kong champions South China.

And Brazilian international Celio Silva, ready to sign on at Old Trafford, will not make his debut in the territory on Sunday.

16 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

United 'will field top names'

A star-studded, 20-strong Manchester United squad has been guaranteed by organisers for this month's sell-out clash between the English Premier League champions and Hong Kong giants South China.

11 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

City Chain uses Giggs in US$8m campaign

City Chain will spend US$8 million on a year-long advertising campaign to launch its new Solvil et Titus watch series in six Asian countries.

The campaign, featuring Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs, begins at the end of this month and involves five variations of one television commercial to be broadcast on TVB Jade and ATV Home.

14 May 1997 - 12:00am

What a waste of time as minnows cave in

POINTLESS! And I'm not just talking about San Marino's World Cup qualifying campaign to date.

6 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Gould winds back clock with header in friendly

WALES: Manager Bobby Gould was among the scorers as the national side warmed up for tomorrow's World Cup qualifying match against San Marino with a 6-1 victory over League of Wales outfit Cwmbran.

Wales led 3-0 with goals from Gary Speed, Marcus Browning and Andy Melville when 50-year-old Gould went on to replace Speed 11 minutes into the second half at the Cwmbran Stadium.

30 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Beardsley's double saves Newcastle

RYAN Giggs scored a 77th-minute winner in English Premier League leaders Manchester United's 3-2 victory at local rivals Manchester City yesterday.

But Peter Beardsley's two late goals kept Newcastle firmly in the title hunt with a 2-1 home win over Queens Park Rangers.

7 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Giggs on the mark as United finish off Reading

MANCHESTER United eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup after a 3-0 victory at First Division Reading yesterday.

United booked their passage with goals from Ryan Giggs, substitute Paul Parker and Frenchman Eric Cantona - but not before surviving a number of anxious moments in the opening half.

28 Jan 1996 - 12:00am