Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has confirmed today that he will undergo surgery to have a silicone implant placed inside his cheek ahead of the new Premier League season.
Speaking at a press conference during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, Giggs stated that soft tissue damage inflicted upon his check by manager Louis van Gaal last season had prompted him to make the decision.
“I spoke to my family and the manager,” said Giggs. “He straight up refused to stop slapping me – saying he couldn’t in all good consciousness do it – so I was left with no other choice.”
The four centimetre implant will be inserted into the former winger’s cheek during an hour long operation at Manchester Royal Infirmary once the club return from their pre-season tour.
“It just makes sense,” added the Welshman. “This way I won’t have to apply ice every night, and the gaffer’s hand will just bounce right back.”
Van Gaal is said to be delighted with the decision, indicating that it shows the club is truly buying into his philosophy.
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