Timeless talent Ryan Giggs is player of year... at 35
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Ryan Giggs' remarkable Manchester United career was crowned last night when he was named PFA Player of the Year for the first time at the age of 35.
The Old Trafford wizard was the choice of his peers more than a decade after twice being named as the Young Player of the Year.
Giggs who is closing in on his 12th title with United and could yet win a third Champions League, admitted his delight as he said: "This is the big one as far as any personal accolade could go. It's right up there."
Giggs added that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson deserved much of the credit.
He said: "He has been a massive influence on my career since I first met him more than 20 years ago, when I was 13 and he knows me better than anybody.
"My relationship with him has been brilliant over the years and it just gets better.
"I never even try to think about what my career would have been like if he'd never been my manager."
Giggs' award capped another season in which United dominated the PFA list, with six Old Trafford players in the Premier League team of the season, with Liverpool the only other side to have two included.
Edwin van der Sar, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Cristiano Ronaldo were also named and Giggs added: "It's such an exciting season and will potentially go down to the wire. It's just big game after big game but that's what you expect at a club like United."
Aston Villa's Ashley Young was named Young Player of the year and also featured in the team of the season.