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Ryan Giggs has noticed something no one else had about his 1999 goal celebration

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Retired Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has noticed something brilliant about his famous 1999 FA Cup wondergoal against Arsenal.

The 43-year-old hung up his boots in 2014 and - having briefly taken charge at Manchester United as an interim player-manager following the sacking of David Moyes - has been looking to get into Premier League management ever since.

Giggs interviewed for the Swansea City job in 2016 and has also been linked to vacant positions at Everton and Leicester City.

The Premier League's finest ever one-club man remains the most decorated player in the history of English football, having won 13 Premier League winner's medals, four FA Cup winner's medals, three League Cup winner's medals and two UEFA Champions League winner's medals.

Giggs enjoyed his most successful season in 1998/1999, playing a crucial role in Manchester United's historic treble winning season under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Giggs' famous goal v Arsenal

It is fondly remembered as one of the greatest goals in United's illustrious history.

The Welsh winger took advantage of a loose Patrick Vieira pass in a 1999 FA Cup semi-final replay against Arsenal.

Collecting the ball in his own half, Giggs proceeded to dribble through the Gunners defence before unleashing a thunderbolt into the roof of the net.

Ryan Giggs of Manchester United

The topless celebration that followed is one that is etched into the memory of football fans above a certain age.

Giggs has noticed something funny about the celebration

The Class of '92 participated in a special Q&A and Rachel Riley asked Giggs if he regretted taking his shirt off in the celebration.

“The only regret I do have is something that Scholesy didn’t do,” said Ryan. “I was watching it back six months ago and, when I’m taking my top off, you can see that Scholesy goes to take his off too.


“If he had done that then it would have got me out of jail!”

Scholesy, when asked if he regretted his decision to remain clothed, simply responded:

“No… I’d actually shaved my chest as well!”

Watch the video of the famous goal below - you can indeed see Scholes reaching to take off his shirt before quickly seeing sense.

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