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Man Utd icon Giggs ‘unbelievably overrated’ blasts Woodhouse in rant that gets brother Rhodri and Scholes’ son involved

FORMER footballer Curtis Woodhouse has had a busy morning... winding up Manchester United fans young and old.

The 40-year-old, who now manages non-league side Gainsborough Trinity, dropped a bombshell last night when he bigged up Steven Gerrard... at the expense of Paul Scholes.

In a series of tweets, he wrote: "in 19 seasons at Manchester United Paul Scholes never won the clubs player of the year award. Gabriel Heinze, Javier Hernandez and Antonio Valencia did.

"Steven Gerrard in the same period won every PFA award available, voted by his fellow professionals.

"In his 19 years at Manchester United Paul Scholes won player of the month 4 times.

"To balance things up, Paul Scholes was better at hitting a tree from 100 yards away than Stevie G."

The Yorkshireman woke up to a number of furious tirades from online United fans... and decided to have some fun with them.

He doubled down, writing: "Paul Scholes retired from international football at 29 years of age because he couldn’t get a game in his preferred position of centre midfield.

"That position was occupied by the great Steven Gerrard and the very good Frank Lampard."

This seemed to wind up Scholes' son Arron, who responded: "You’ve not got a clue why he retired, now why don’t you try your hardest to go 2 minutes without tweeting about him you sad t***".

And when Woodhouse also called Sergio Aguero overrated, Arron added: "Someone needs to Collect him from his bender mate, talking absolute sh*** all morning he said united wouldn’t have signed Keane if gerrard was at United he was in f***in school when we signed Keane".

Woodhouse responded by writing: "Dem Cheshire tough guys" with a laughing emoji... before Arron simply told him to "Grow up".

After moving on from Scholes and Aguero, Woodhouse then turned to United's all-time leading appearance holder Ryan Giggs.

He wrote: "Again Ryan Giggs is another seriously overrated player. Top points for longevity but for a winger just look at his stats of goals and assists. It’s very very average".

He then added: "Ryan Giggs another unbelievably overrated Manchester United player. Outstanding longevity but in a team that dominated for years and were a free scoring machine his statistics for goals and assists is awful.

"Another Manchester United myth, good player, never anything more".

He then later wrote: "Ryan Giggs once scored 13 league goals in a season. It was the 1993-94 season. That was his most productive season at the club.

"In a team that dominated the league for 2 decades and prided themselves on all out attack he peaked at 13."

And he then even compared Giggs' number to that of a left-back.

"Giggs has 162 assists in the PL over 22 years to go with his 109 goals, again over 22 years. His team dominated them 22 years of football breaking scoring records as they went.

"Ryan Giggs was a left winger, looking at his stats you may confuse him with a left back."

And in further digs, he added: "In the season Ryan Giggs shattered his goal scoring record and hit the magical number of 13 Rod Wallace scored 16 for super Leeds.

"Pires streets ahead of Ryan Giggs, not even in the same conversation".

As Woodhouse continued his provocative takes on the great and good of Manchester United, one fan joked: Has Rhodri hcked your account" followed by a laughing emoji.

And Giggs' brother got involved, bluntly responding: "No" - sending Woodhouse into hysterics.

Many fans pointed out Woodhouse's career numbers compared to Giggs' and Scholes', which the former believed seemed to miss the point.

Woodhouse managed three Premier League appearances in his career - before switching to boxing at the age of 26.

Scholes, meanwhile, made 709 appearances for Manchester United.

While Giggs, now Wales manager, played an astonishing 927 times for the Red Devils, winning 13 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues, four FA Cups and four League Cups along the way.

Ryan Giggs scores sublime extra-time solo goal vs Arsenal to send Man United through to the 1999 FA Cup final

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