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Ryan Giggs, age 14, was snapped up from the Manchester City youth system in 1987, and thank God for that!
The young Giggs then honed his skills along with the rest of Fergie's Fledglings and was soon vehemently knocking on the first team's door.
Giggs eventually broke through and scored his first professional goal for United in the 1991 Manchester Derby.
The Welshman soon shoved Lee Sharpe out of the role of first-choice left winger and went on to make the position his own personal property.
Like good wine, Giggs just got better with age. He became one of the most reliable members of Sir Alex's red army and tormented the opposition with consummate ease.
The Old Trafford faithful were soon heard warning the opposition that "Giggs will tear you apart!"
Giggs was one of the proud owners of the first ever Premier League winners medal in 1992-93 and went on to win 11 more titles, the last of which came this May. He also has the distinction of being the only player to have scored in each and every Premier League season since its inception in 1992-93.
At 37, Giggs still delivers what's asked of him. He may have lost the raw pace that he had in his younger days, but he can still rip you a new one if you take him too lightly.
After a glorious career spanning over 20 years (and counting) at Old Trafford, Giggs is the most decorated British footballer ever.
Other than his record 12 league titles, he has won two Champions League trophies, four FA Cups and three League Cups.
And he hasn't had enough yet!
As the Welsh Wizard completes two decades in the Manchester United first team, a popular banner in the Stretford End reads, "Giggs—tearing you apart since 1991."