- Aug 5, 2015
You're reading too much into it. He was comparing a young Ronaldo when he first arrived at Utd, he got fouled a lot but kept getting up and still showing for the ball. He compared that to the treatment James was getting from defenders and his reactions, nothing more, nothing less.Remember Giggs is his national team manager and was speaking at a time when James had scored 4 goals in 11 games for us, that was the context he was speaking in. The only comparison he was illustrating was their bravery. The way you are intrepretating it, as if Giggs said we have the next Ronaldo.Well, actually, there was a bit more to it than that. The comments were in context of the fouls Ronaldo got, but Giggs was also talking about his ‘bravery’ and his ‘pace and dribbling ability’ in the same comment. He also, if I recall correctly, described the signing of James as a ‘no brainer’. That type of thing is hype I’m afraid. We haven’t got a Ronaldo, but we might have a poor man’s Darren Huckerby. To be fair, whilst that type of player is not where we want to be, it probably illustrates where we are.