Ryan Giggs retires: The 10 best moments from the former Manchester United midfielder's career

Giggs announced his retirement from playing after he was appointed assistant manager to Louis van Gaal

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Ryan Giggs today announced his retirement from playing football and he will now become Manchester United assistant coach under Louis Van Gaal.

Giggs made a record 963 appearances for United, as well as 64 for Wales.

The 40-year-old is the most decorated player in English football, having won 13 league titles,  four FA Cups and two Champions Leagues, among a haul that amounts to 34 trophies.

Giggs' last appearance for United came as a replacement for youngster Tom Lawrence in the last 20 minutes of the 3-1 win over Hull on 6 May.

However what were his 10 greatest moments? Click the gallery below to find out...

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: "Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest players ever to wear the red shirt of Manchester United.

"What he has achieved will never be equalled in the English game."