Ryan Giggs reveals the only time he cried as a Manchester United player

Giggs called time on his career in 2014 after 24 years in the Manchester United first team.
 
During that time the former Wales international wrote his name into Old Trafford folklore, winning a stunning 13 Premier League titles and four FA Cups.
 
Inevitably, however, he experienced heartbreak along the way.
 
Giggs was part of Manchester United teams that lost out on the Champions League title to Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, as well as the league to Manchester City in 2012.
 
But the 43-year-old has revealed he only cried on the pitch once - and that was after the club beat Bayern Munich to win the European title in 1999.
 
"The best moment I’ve ever had on a football pitch was when that final whistle went at the Nou Camp and I actually did cry,” he explained in a Q&A session.
 
“It’s the only time I have cried on a football pitch because the emotions just took over.”
 
United won the Champions League in arguably the most dramatic circumstances of all time.
 
Mario Basler gave Bayern a first-half lead with a free-kick that evaded the outstretched Peter Schmeichel.
 
But super subs Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer scored in the last two minutes to gift the trophy to Sir Alex Ferguson.
 
Giggs did, however, refuse to name the game as his best of all time.
 
“No one particular game comes to my mind, it was just the big wins, the Champions League wins, where we came in and were all celebrating, or a couple of last-minute goals to win the game," he added.
 
“That was when the changing room was really buzzing, that was when everyone was enjoying it. 
 
"And then the flipside, the ones when you got a dressing down, got a telling off from the manager, they’re the ones that really stick in my mind a lot more than actually celebrating. 
 
“But we had some great times, because you do when you win a big game. You can’t wait to get back in the dressing room and celebrate with the lads.”
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