New role was eye opener for Giggs
RYAN Giggs has revealed how an eye specialist helped transform his game when playing for United.
Towards the end of his illustrious spell at Old Trafford the Reds legend was moved into a deeper midfield role by legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Having made his name as one of the trickiest wingers in world football Giggs was now tasked with dictating play from central areas and carving open defences with his passing game.
The change of position was difficult for Giggs to adjust to, and he has revealed how an optician working at the club helped him alter his game.
“We had an optician or eye specialist at the club,” Giggs told The Coaches’ Voice.
“She actually noticed something that when I did come into midfield I wasn’t playing as many passes left as I was right.
“So we did a lot of work on my peripheral vision and found that I didn’t have as good an eyesight looking that way (left).
“When you think about it is natural. Since I was 11 I always looked that way (right) because I had been hugging the touchline.
“So I always had that pass, where actually she noticed there were a few runs which players were making that I didn’t notice.
“So I did a lot of work on my eyesight trying to strengthen that vision because now I was looking at the whole pitch.”