Ryan Giggs' retirement has not come as a surprise, but the Manchester United assistant manager's decision to end a 23-year playing career is still surreal for generations who have grown up watching him.
What's left to say about Giggsy..
The man is something else, an honour to sit next to him everyday, he's genuinely as good as it gets.— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 19, 2014
Ryan Giggs retires today....so many gold medals he puts B.A. Baracus to shame! No player adapted their game as well & as effective as Giggsy— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 19, 2014
The only top flight player remaining that I actually played against has called it a day. Makes me feel rather ancient. #ryangiggs— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 19, 2014
Amongst all the news from OT today it seems as though not much has been made of Ryan Giggs retiring. He has to be best ever united player— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) May 19, 2014