Manchester United: Ryan Giggs recalls Sir Alex Ferguson’s reaction after requesting a club car

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Ryan Giggs is now known as a Manchester United legend, but he could have all gone pear-shaped for him just 25 games in his 24-year playing career there.

The former flying winger told how Sir Alex Ferguson threatened to throw him out of the office after being stitched up by Bryan Robson.

He revealed how he was pushed as a young club captain to ask the United manager for a club car as a new 18-year-old face.

Ryan Giggs recounted an early meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United

He claims he was pushed to request a club car by former captain Bryan Robson

He claims he was pushed to request a club car by former captain Bryan Robson

Giggs, pictured accepting keys to his new Jim Quick car for his birthday in 1991

Giggs, pictured accepting the keys to his new Jim Quick car for his birthday in 1991

The Welshman admitted to the Manchester United podcast: “I got my tail stitched. The first thing that comes to mind is the red head of the gaffer, looking at me and wanting to throw myself out the window.

“Basically, I had played about 20, 25 games. Robbo had never taken the mickey out of me or made practical jokes, so I trusted him and said, “Robbo, everyone has a club car.”

“I think it was Volkswagen Passats at the time and Audi. I said, “I’ve played 25 games now” and he said, “Yes, I think you should go ask the manager. Tell him you’ve played 25 games and give yourself a car.

So I went to knock on the door and said to the manager, “Listen to the boss. I’ve played 25 games now, I think I’m pretty established. What about a club car?

Ferguson reacted angrily and threatened to throw the boy out of his office

Ferguson reacted angrily and threatened to throw the boy out of his office

Giggs and Robson celebrate in a clash with Wimbledon on the last day of the season in 1993

Giggs and Robson celebrate in a clash with Wimbledon on the last day of the season in 1993

“Halfway through the sentence, I could see his face change, and as soon as I said club car, I could see his face was red and he just started swearing on me.

He said, “Club car? You won’t even have a club bike. Get out of this office now, before I throw you out!

“When I open the door, half of the first team is outside the door. They listened, looked for a reaction. You live and learn.

Despite the locker room, Giggs continued to forge an incredible career at Old Trafford, making an astonishing 963 appearances between 1991 and 2014.

He won 13 championship titles and raised the Champions League twice before becoming assistant coach to Louis van Gaal for two seasons.

Giggs had a brilliant career at Old Trafford, playing 963 times between 1991 and 2014

Giggs had a brilliant career at Old Trafford, playing 963 times between 1991 and 2014

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