Ryan Giggs claims Ferguson rested him for 3 weeks to take on Ballack

Ryan Giggs claims Ferguson rested him for 3 weeks to take on Ballack

- Ryan Giggs has revealed what Alex Ferguson told before he faced Michael Ballack

- The Welshman was rested three weeks prior to Man United's clash with Chelsea in the Premier League

- Giggs and Ballack played against each other thrice including the Champions League finals in 2007

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Ryan Giggs recalls when he was told by Sir Alex Ferguson he would not play to get himself ready to face former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack, Daily Mail.

The Welshman claims the legendary Man United manager told him that he would cause the German midfielder nightmares when both Premier League rivals clashed.

Giggs was rested by Ferguson for three weeks because he believed he would cause Ballack all kinds of problems in midfield with his speed.

Ryan Giggs claims Ferguson rested him for 3 weeks to take on Ballack
Ryan Giggs claims Ferguson rested him for 3 weeks to take on Ballack. Photo by Alex Livesey
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Giggs told The Greatest Game podcast with Jamie Carragher.

"The majority of the time he could trust us to play a role, I played midfield at Old Trafford against Chelsea.
“We’re playing Chelsea, I want you to play in midfield against Michael Ballack. He doesn’t like players running at him, you’ll give him nightmares.
"Three weeks away, there’s like five games in between. I said, “What about the other games in between?
"He says: “Forget about them. Just get yourself ready for Chelsea”.

Giggs and Ballack faced each other on three occasions between 2006 and 2010 including the epich 2007 Champions League final.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ryan Giggs believes Man United's it could take Manchester United 20 years to win the Premier League title again. The Sun.

The Red Devils last won the biggest price in the English topflight division in 2013 under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Welshman concedes that it could take United the same number of years as Liverpool to land their next title and Man City could also pose a bigger threat to their ambitions.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Rashford now holds the record for the quickest substitute to score a hat-trick following Man United's thrashing of RB Leipzig at Old Trafford, Mirror.

The England international was brought on for Jonny van De Beek in the 63rd minute while United were leading by 1-0.

The 22-year-old beat an offside trap from a Bruno Fernandes through pass to increase the lead to 2-0, 11 minutes after his introduction.

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