Legendary former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has today revealed that there was once talk of him leaving the Red Devils to join Inter.
He has revealed that during the same Summer David Beckham swapped Manchester United to become one of Real Madrid’s ‘Galacticos’ he too could have followed Beckham out of the club.
“Around 2003, the summer that David Beckham left, there was talk of me going to join Inter,” he remarked during an interview with British broadcaster Sky Sports earlier on today.
“I never heard anything from them personally, but I didn’t have the greatest start to that season. I ended up doing okay that season, but there was serious talk of one of us going and it was either me or David.
“He ended up leaving. That was the closest I ever got to leaving Old Trafford.”
He added: “I never wanted to leave. I always wanted that challenge every year and I loved playing for Manchester United.”
Giggs, who is now in charge of the Welsh national team, broke through at the Premier League club as one of the famous ‘Class of 92’ alongside the likes of Beckham, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville and went on to spend his entire career on Manchester United’s books.
The now 46-year-old made no less than 927 appearances across all competitions for the Old Trafford club, a club record number of appearances, before retiring in 2014.
During his playing career, he won 13 Premier League titles, nine Community Shields, four English League Cups, four FA Cups, two Champions League and one European Supercup, Intercontinental Cup and Club World Cup.