Manchester United's Ryan Giggs: First Premier League Triumph Was Better Than Surpassing Liverpool's Title Record

Welshman believes that his first title win was the best so far, after beginning the domination of the Red Devils in 1993 by winning it for the first time in 26 years
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs insists that his first Premier League triumph meant more to him than surpassing Liverpool's title record.

The Red Devils veteran has won 12 Premier League titles in his career and is the most decorated player in the history of English football.

The 37-year-old has been an integral part of the club's successful quest to surpass Liverpool's record of 18 top-flight titles, and started in the 1-1 draw to secure the Premier League away to Blackburn on Saturday.

Now the experienced Welshman insists that his first taste of success in the Premier League remains the best so far, whilst hailing manager Sir Alex Ferguson for his accomplishments.

"To overhaul Liverpool is an incredible achievement by the players and further testament, if any was needed, to what a great ­manager Sir Alex Ferguson is," Giggs told The Mirror.

"But I still think the first title in 1993 had more significance. To wait 26 years to win it was far too long for a club like ­United.

"And there was no doubt the pressure to secure it was ­unbearable at times and became a millstone around the players’ necks. I think your first title is always special, it certainly was for me. I had grown up watching the great Liverpool sides dominate domestic and European football in the 70s and 80s.

"Despite all the rivalry between the two clubs you couldn’t argue with their success. At the time ­no-one could live with them."

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