Ryan Giggs recalls a story involving a Liverpool fan and a terrible prediction

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Back in 1992, Ryan Giggs was just starting his Manchester United career.

The Welshman was nothing but a skinny, nippy youngster with his entire future ahead of him.

What he and his club achieved over the next 20 plus seasons amazed everyone.

Giggs helped United win 13 Premier League titles during his incredible career, playing almost 1000 times for the Old Trafford club.

In the process, the Red Devils overtook Liverpool’s tally of 18 league titles - something nobody thought would ever happen.

And there was one person in particular that was so adamant that United wouldn’t go on to become successful that he made that very prediction to Giggs himself.

The former winger has revealed a story that makes one particular Liverpool supporter look extremely foolish.

A Liverpool fans' prediction

“It is no secret that in April 1992, when we lost the penultimate game of that season at Anfield, and the league title, I walked out to the coach afterwards and was asked for my autograph by a Liverpool fan,” he wrote in a column for the Telegraph.

“He ripped it up in front of me and told me United would never win the league. I was 18 at the time. I hope he kept the pieces. That story has been told so many times those scraps of paper would probably be worth something.”

Fourteen years on and that prediction couldn’t be more wrong, could it?

They may not have won the league since Sir Alex Ferguson left following the 2012/13 season, but United are sitting pretty on 20 league titles after dominating the Premier League throughout the nineties.

Instead, it’s Liverpool that haven’t won a title since then with the Reds on a 26-year drought of not winning the top flight.

Giggs on Liverpool's chances

However, Giggs is fearful that drought could soon be coming to an end.

“As for the prospect of Liverpool winning the league for the first time since 1990, they would not expect me to say anything other than it fills me with dread,” he said.

“A long time ago they challenged United to come back when we had won it 18 times. Twenty years later United had raised the bar to 20 and no-one on my side wants to see it swing back the other way.”

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