Ryan Giggs scores his first goal in the Indian Premier Futsal tournament

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Never mind the Indian Premier Futsal tournament, Ryan Giggs could probably still do a job in the Premier League.

The Welshman, who ended his 29-year association with Manchester United earlier this summer, still looks fit as a fiddle and scored his first goal in the aforementioned futsal tournament on Tuesday.

It was hardly a Ronaldinho-esque finish, but it proved to be an important goal nonetheless. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).


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Giggs started the move from deep and offloaded the ball to a teammate.

Although it looked as if possession had been lost, Giggs stayed alert and capitalised after the loose ball fell to his feet several yards from goal.

Video: Giggs scores his first futsal goal

That goal put Mumbai 5’s back on level terms with Chennai 5’s. Giggs’ team then went on to score the winning goal in a 4-3 victory.

Mumbai 5’s, thanks to their win, also booked their place in the knockout rounds of the tournament.

Giggs' bizarre interview with TV host

Giggs even got a high-five off the TV presenter during a rather bizarre interview, which you can watch on the same video.

The former United star was then asked a series of quick-fire questions, including naan bread or rice and fish and chips or chicken tikka masala.

Giggs initially looked a little confused but played along with the presenter in the end.

Aware of his audience, Giggs also chose cricket and Bollywood as answers.

Ronaldinho has flown home to Brazil

The 42-year-old might fancy his chances of leading Mumbai to glory after Ronaldinho returned to Brazil on Tuesday.

The Brazilian legend, who scored five magnificent goals for Goa in a 7-2 demolition of Paul Scholes’ Bengaluru at the weekend, announced he has accepted the role of Brand Ambassador at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Ronaldinho will be replaced by Cafu, who is unlikely to have the same impact in the tournament as his flamboyant compatriot.

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