Man Utd legend Giggs reveals anger at Fergie over '99 final midfield snub and claims he could have done a better job than Beckham

Man Utd legend Giggs reveals anger at Fergie over '99 final midfield snub and claims he could have done a better job than Beckham

RYAN GIGGS has finally revealed his hurt at Alex Ferguson preferring David Beckham as midfield playmaker in Manchester United's famous 1999 Champions League comeback win over Bayern Munich.

But Old Trafford record-appearance maker Giggs also admitted he was "sh*t" as United clinched the Treble through a stoppage-time double from subs Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Giggs, though, has always believed he would have made a bigger difference in the centre than fellow Class of 92 legend Becks.

The Wales boss, 45, told the Mail: "There is a bit of me — and I don’t think I have said this before — that felt I should have been playing centre mid.

"It was between me and Becks and I felt I could have affected it more. I was a little bit, 'I am in the wrong position here'.

"But that’s no excuse. We knew we could make history or fail and with 10 minutes to go I just thought it was gone. Nightmare."

United's late urgency overturned Mario Basler's early opener for a slicker Bayern side to nick a 2-1 triumph.

And Fergie has insisted Giggs played an important tactical role in the fightback by repeatedly running at Bayern left back Michael Tarnat.

Giggs said: "I did as he asked. I kept going at Tarnat but kept losing the ball. To be honest, I was s*** that night.

"I always used to say that we would get one chance but in that one we were that bad there was just nothing.

"I was definitely drifting off a little bit in my mind. I knew I would have to face my mates and I wondered if I would ever be there again."

Giggs also claims United's formidable team spirit gave current interim boss Solskjaer a secret side belying his nice man image.

He revealed how Solskjaer taunted new boy Rio Ferdinand with "Is this all you get for £30million these days?" after the England defender miscontrolled a pass deliberately over hit by Roy Keane during training in 1996.

Giggs said: "Ole was the nicest guy in the world until we got hold of him. When you got in that environment with us it was a tough school and you changed. You had to."


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