Date: 27th April 2009 at 10:32am
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Congratulations Ryan Giggs! United’s now legendary number 11 won the PFA Player of the Year award for the first during his career, adding another title to his impressive collection.

I argued earlier why he shouldn’t win the prize and I think even he knows that it’s respect that won him this: the respect his colleagues surely feel towards him. And he fully deserves it.

But in order to really pay a tribute to him, a Player of the Year award is not the best. Many will say that he wasn’t the outstanding performer this season and this is nothing but a sentimental vote.

That’s why a Player of the Decade title would be more fitting. For me, and for most United fans, Ryan Giggs is the best player of Premier League history. Yep, there are other worthy candidates, not least his own teammate, Paul Scholes but Giggs’ longevity, medals, professionalism and sheer quality put him in a league of his own.

So while I fully understand why most of his peers voted for Ryan, I still say that Rooney’s been United’s best player this season. However, Giggs only deserves praise and respect – and a Player of the Decade award, if only there was one.