Clegg: 'Before C.Ronaldo, Giggs was the best athlete'.

Fri 13 November 2020 | 11:36

Previous Red Devils manager Mick Clegg claims Ryan Giggs was the best sportsman before Cristiano Ronaldo: 'CR7 can play until he is 41.'

Clegg filled in as

Manchester United

's quality and wellness mentor during the

Sir Alex Ferguson


“Before Ronaldo, the best athlete in terms of work on his body was

Ryan Giggs

,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He was the strongest, the most attentive to details. If Giggs played at United until he was 40, Ronaldo can play till he is 41.

“Cristiano was the only one able to go beyond the high standards of Giggs,” he added.

With a goal against Andorra on Wednesday, The Juventus and Portugal superstar turned into the

fourth-best scorer

of all time and now he is just 59 goals short to reach the untouched best scorer Josef Bican.

“He will score more goals than Becan,” Clegg said.


will change his way of playing, maybe his role too, as it happened with Giggs. He’s going to stay close to the top because he’s obsessed with being the best ever.

“He trains a lot, he takes care of recovery and sleep, he has a cook, he knows how to avoid stress.

“He is attentive to details, this is the secret even if an injury can always arrive, it is not 100% predictable."

source: SportMob