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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Ryan Giggs given honorary doctorate

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Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bolton.

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Giggs, who has made United's record number of appearances, was presented with the doctorate in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sport.

The former Wales international, who has been appointed as assistant to incoming Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal, said he was thrilled to receive the accolade.

"As a football player you do not expect to get this honour," he was quoted as saying by the Bolton News. "It is great to be recognised by this university. I have got plenty of ties with Bolton -- my two children go to school in Bolton, I used to live in Bolton.

"As a footballer you try to win medals in football, but honours like this are extra special because it is the highest honour you can get from a university. It is a great pleasure."

Giggs added that he hoped his achievements would "show students what hard work can do."

"I was lucky enough to have a little talent, but I did not get to have 20 years with Manchester United without working hard," he added. "And I would say to students, whatever job they go to, hard work is the main thing."

Giggs made 963 appearances for United and represented Wales on 64 occasions.

In April, former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson accepted a long-term teaching position at Harvard University to lecture senior executives.

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