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  • 22 Apr
    Ryan Giggs is set to leave Manchester United this summer, according to Sky sources, 25 years after he made his debut for the club. The former winger spent last season as Louis van Gaals assistant but, following the Dutchmans sacking and Jose Mourinhos subsequent appointment, Giggs is also seemingly on his way out to pursue his own managerial career. Wednesday, March 2 marked 25 years to the day since Giggs Manchester United debut against Everton at Old Trafford. Then 17, the young Welshman started a journey that would lead to a club-record 963 appearances, including 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and four FA Cups.To celebrate his quarter-century at the club, Sky Sports takes a look at 25 facts that help define his remarkable time at United... Giggs scored on his full league debut against Man City - Giggs was signed by United on July 9, 1990 and was offered his first professional contract on the day he turned 17 - November 29, 1990.- In his early teenage years, he attended Manchester Citys school of excellence.- Giggs made his debut as a first-half substitute for the injured Denis Irwin against Everton in March 1991. United lost the match 2-0. Giggs was Louis van Gaals assistant manager - He scored his first senior goal on his full league debut against Man City in a 1-0 win for United at Old Trafford two months later.- That was the first of 672 top-flight appearances for the Red Devils (Division One and Premier League), of which 117 came as a substitute.- He made 632 Premier League appearances, the most in the competitions history. Giggs is Uniteds all-time record appearance maker - Giggs scored in all but one of his 22 seasons in the first-team - despite making 22 appearances during his final campaign (2013/14), he failed to find the net.- He took charge as interim player-manager following David Moyes departure, and made his final appearance for United in a 3-1 victory over Hull City at Old Trafford in May 2014. Giggs brought himself on to replace Tom Lawrence after 70 minutes. Then interim manager, Giggs brought himself on for his final appearance against Hull in 2014 - He ended his career with 109 Premier League goals, two more than former team-mate Paul Scholes. That places him 20th in the leagues all-time scoring list.- In the top 20 all-time Premier League top scorers, only two players who have played for a single Premier League club have scored more - Thierry Henry for Arsenal (175) and Steven Gerrard for Liverpool (120). - His club-record 963 appearances is 205 more than second-place Sir Bobby Charlton.- He surpassed Charltons mark of 758 appearances on the same night he won his second Champions League - in Moscow on May 21, 2008 as United beat Chelsea on penalties. Giggs scored what turned out to be the winning spot-kick against Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final - Giggs scored what proved to be the decisive spot-kick in that penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea.- In total, he hit 168 goals for the club - good enough for sixth on Uniteds all-time goalscoring chart, and 11 behind George Best in fifth.- His total of 13 Premier League goals during the 1993/94 season was the highest single-season tally of his career.- Giggs won 34 trophies as a player, making him the most decorated in English football history. Giggs came on as a second-half substitute as he won his second Champions League trophy in Moscow - United beat Red Star Belgrade in the 1991 European Super Cup to earn Giggs his first senior trophy, while his last came in the 2013 Community Shield. United beat Wigan 2-0 at Wembley.- He was twice named PFA Young Player of the Year (1991/92, 1992/93), and was named in the PFA Team of the Year six times (1992/93, 1997/98, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2006/07, 2008/09).- Giggs never received a red card while playing for United, although he did get sent off for Wales against Norway in 2001 after two yellow cards. Giggs scored Uniteds first Champions League group stage goal in 1994 - Only Iker Casillas (156), Xavi (151) and Raul (142) have made more Champions League appearances (141).- Giggs is the only player to score in 16 different Champions League campaigns. He scored his first in 1994 against IFK Goteborg and his last against Benfica September 2011.- His strike against Goteborg after 33 minutes on September 14, 1994 was Uniteds first Champions League group stage goal. He added a second in the same game shortly after as United beat their Swedish opponents 4-2. Giggs celebrates FA Cup success with Peter Schmeichel, Paul Scholes and Andrew Cole - His goal against Benfica, at 37 years and 290 days, briefly made Giggs the oldest scorer in Champions League history, but Francesco Tottis strike against Man City in September 2014 broke that record. Totti was 38 years and three days.- France legend and current Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane once said of Giggs: If he was French, I would have been on the bench!- Giggs was given an OBE for his services to football in 2007. Also See: Giggs to leave United What would Ibrahimovic bring? Vans Old Skool Womens NZ . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Vans Old Skool NZ Cheap . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. 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Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. Man City eased past Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 win at the Etihad thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan.City were by far the superior side from start to finish and it showed, though they had the gloss taken off their result after Nolitos red card late in the game.Pep Guardiolas men notched their first goal after 15 minutes when De Bruyne sent a low free kick into the bottom corner, leaving Artur Boruc stranded. Ten minutes before the first half came to a close, they doubled the lead when a simply amazing counter attack culminated in Sterling squaring for Iheanacho after De Bruynes neatly-timed through ball. Nolito and Sterling missed other first-half chances of their own as Boruc sttood tall in his goal.ddddddddddddThe second half came and within three minutes it was 3-0 -- the same trio that linked for the second goal were at it again, this time with Iheanacho slipping in Sterling to score. Gundogan got the last of the goals on 65 minutes with a crisp finish after good work from De Bruyne.That wasnt the end of the action as sub Callum Wilson struck the bar with a header for the visitors.Citys perfect day was ruined a little towards the end when Nolito had a rush of blood to the head and headbutted Adam Smith, giving Jon Moss no option but to dismiss him. Yet, the hosts kept up their 100 percent start. ' ' '