Ryan Giggs as national treasure is a hard bubble to prick. The eulogies rained down on Friday on the occasion of his 40th birthday. The celebration of such a landmark, uncommon for an active footballer, is no place for the dissenting voice. But what about the day after? Is this the time to reflect more critically on the career of a Manchester United great?
Player says he'll be glad when the big day is over
The Welshman, who turns 40 tomorrow, was superb in Manchester United's Champions League win against Bayer Leverkusen
People want us to lose because we have won the league so much
Either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling is likely to deputise for Walker, while Sterling has not featured for England since his debut last Novemenber
The 25-year-old refused to be a standby player during Euro 2012
Draw in Donetsk had flashes of steel, but player-coach warns against 'flabbiness'
Mexican's winning goal against Liverpool - who welcomed back Luis Suarez - ends a difficult week for United manager on a positive note
There has been no explanation from the club
The England manager has used no fewer than five different centre-half pairings in the last seven matches,
United went behind to the England midfielder's second half strike
Tuesday's opponents currently top the group
England manager will take caution with United players
Ashley Cole to make his 100th appearance next week
Signing from Blackburn has been used in various different positions
Manchester United have struck a deal with Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha