Ryan Giggs gave a timely reminder of the ability he still has in the FA Cup tie with West Ham United which the Reds won 1-0 to progress to the 4th Round. A constant threat via some brilliant passing and some direct dribbling we have seen many times before, he was named MOTM on the night.
Involved in 3 of the 5 top GIF moments, he won plenty of votes.
The results, in reverse order, are…
5th Place (7%) – Javier Hernandez ‘spin dummy’
Brilliant play by Javier Hernandez and he spins and allows the ball to run past him into Wayne Rooney who’s first time return flick is inches away from putting Hernandez in on goal. Great play.
4th (9%) – Short corner, Antonio Valencia pass, Nani shot
United play a short corner with a few quick one touch passes including a wodnderful cushioned volley pass from Antonio Valencia in the path of Nani. His low drive is blocked on the line by some good West Ham defending.
3rd (9%) – Alexander Buttner pirouette skill
With a ball running lose in dangerous territory Buttner gave us the wonderful moment of skill as he pulls out a Zidane-esque spin move to keep control on the ball and calmly pass it back to keep possession.
2nd (31%) – Buttner skill pass, Ryan Giggs half volley pass
The move starts with Buttner who flicks the ball up and volleys it over his head to Wayne Rooney who heads it down to Ryan Giggs. Displaying all the confidence of the game he was having, Giggs plays a stunning first time pass on the half volley into the (offside) run of Javier Hernandez. Class.
1st (45%) – Ryan Giggs takes on West Ham
Ryan Giggs of old as he runs, dinks and weaves past a few West Ham players before crossing and winning United a penalty via a West Ham handball.
You can see the goals and other bonus GIFs, including a Ryan Giggs Special in the Full Match Post HERE