Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/29/13

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 31: Ryan Giggs #11 of Manchester United is tackled by Stephen Appiah #18 of Juventus as ManU defeated Juventas 4-1 at Giants Stadium on July 31, 2003 in East Ruthererford, New Jersey. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Premier League managers have united in their praise of Ryan Giggs on the Manchester United star's 40th birthday. The veteran Red Devils midfielder made his League debut in March 1991 and made his 953rd appearance for the club in Wednesday's 5-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said of his long-time opponent: "If I'm 20 per cent above the normal level at a young age and I drop 10 per cent, I'm still 10 per cent above everybody else. That's what happened to Ryan Giggs. "What he has done is absolutely exceptional. I always thought that Ryan Giggs did not always get the reward or the recognition for his quality and his huge career because he did not play in the World Cup and the European Championship. "You look at his club career - it's absolutely unbelievable. The quality of his performances show a masterclass at 40. What is very remarkable in his case is that he has turned from being an individual player into being a good passer a...
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