Amid all the acclaim for Giggs, one outspoken ex-City player labels him a ****

As Manchester United legend turns 40, there is one player refusing to jump on the celebratory bandwagon.

Whatever Joey Barton has done in the past, you can't accuse him of mincing his words.

Many players, pundits and fans have been waxing lyrical on the legend Ryan Giggs has created for himself in the Premier League. With nearly 1000 appearances over twenty-three seasons he has certainly been one of British football's brightest superstars.

And while not denying Gigg's brilliance on the pitch, Barton, himself more than familiar to a little bit of scandal, was quick to dampen claims the Welshman is a hero on his Twitter.

See below for what Barton's thoughts on the matter:





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