Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva has claimed that Giggs’s excellence has begun to bore him.
Giggs played his 999th competitive game against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday and scored the second goal of the evening taking his team to a 2-0 victory.
And Rafael, who himself scored an excellent goal at Loftus Road, believes that Giggs ability at the age of 39 is no more surprising anymore.
“Ryan is an unbelievable player. Every game you see him, he works hard, scores goals and makes assists,” Rafael told The Sun. “He is one of the top players that I have played with.
“He is such a good player it is getting boring.”
However, the Brazilian believed that he would have never been what he is today, if it was not for Giggs’ support.
“He gives us experience, confidence and when you are feeling bad he comes and helps you, especially young players,” Rafael said.
“Sometimes young players find it tough going and he helps them to show how to do it.
“He knows it from playing for 22 years. He pulls the player aside and gives him advice.
“He spoke to me a lot when I was young.”
Rafael has become a permanent player in United’s starting eleven as the defender has been in excellent form this season, saving goals and even scoring them.
“It was a very good day, we are very happy. You can see when you get a clean sheet and then another one it builds your confidence,” he said. “So that is what is happening. We are getting very consistent.
“This is my third goal and we are getting the points.
“I saw the ball coming towards me, I just hit straight through it and knew it was in the moment I hit it.
“You just get that feeling and I didn’t want to blink in case I caused it to miss. I can’t remember scoring as good a goal. I scored against Liverpool but it was not the same. I curled the ball then.
“I will watch my goal and everyone will say ‘what a goal’. I am very happy.”