Head to head: Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) v Xavi (Barcelona)

Ollie Irish

27th, May 2009

Giggsy has his work cut out here
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Ryan Giggs (Man Utd)
Giggsy is very well respected in Europe, I’d say more so than any British player of the last 15 years. He’s now coming to the end of his illustrious career, but he’s still worth his place in United’s starting line-up (just). I doubt he’ll last the full 90 minutes though.
Giggs’ strengths are well-known, and I don’t need to remind most of you here just how good a player he is. At 35, his legs are not what they were, but he’s a different animal now more a playmaker than a flying winger.
Mark: 7/10

Xavi (Barcelona)
No one loves a football like Xavi. His sublime close control and exquisite range of passing is unmatched. A couple of years ago, he was criticised for loving the ball too much

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