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Monday 21 April 2014

Giggs revels in 13th title

Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs insists his 13th Premier League title-winning campaign has been one of his best.

The Welshman, who was labelled a "unique freak" by Sir Alex Ferguson following the championship-sealing victory over Aston Villa on Monday, has now extended his own record in lifting the most English titles. Giggs is not one to spend too long reflecting on such matters.

However, given the gut-wrenching manner of last season's demise, the team who took their coveted trophy away and the overwhelming manner of this term's success, the 39-year-old has no hesitation in declaring this year as one of the finest. "If you look at the amount of wins we have had, you have to recognise it has been a brilliant season in the league," he said.

"Some of the performances have been superb. Whenever you win the Premier League it is something special. Obviously, if you look at the end of last season that was a huge disappointment.

"To come back the following year and perform so strongly means it must rank really high. Overall, we have to be happy with the way it has worked out."

Having already extended his contract into next season, Giggs knows exactly what his immediate plans are.

After United have completed their final four fixtures, starting at Arsenal on Sunday, he will jet off on an annual summer holiday, return fully rested, and get ready to do it all again, almost as if this season has never happened.

"You just enjoy the moment," he said. "Then you go on holiday, come back and do it all again.

"That is the way it is at United.

"You want to enjoy what you have done this season because it is a great achievement but you have to retain the hunger to do it again."

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