ROBBIE SAVAGE is the star of BBC Radio Five Live’s Football Phone-In. And tonight’s banter with special guest Ryan Giggs was priceless.

Robbie Savage kicked off by declaring: “Ryan Giggs is the best ever Premier League player. And in the Top 10 the world has ever seen.”

But Giggs has a wicked streak, as well as a touch of genius

The repisote from the Welsh wizard to Savage then describing Mancheter United’s 1992 youth team as the best ever, was comedy gold.

“Yeah we played in the best ever Youth team – and then there was you,” fired Giggs.

Twenty-four hours earlier it was entertainment of the highest order delivered by another Manchester United legend. Paddy Crerand made a passionate defence of Sir Alex Ferguson over the FA charge of improper conduct for criticising referee Martin Atkinson.

The Old Trafford boss is in the dock after saying he “feared the worst” when Atkinson was appointed for the Chelsea match which United controversially lost 2-1.

“You want a fair referee, or a strong referee anyway – and we didn’t get that,” said Fergie.

As MUTV’s brilliant presenter and pundit succinctly told the listeners: “What happened to free speech. Everyone who watched that match knows the referee had a shocker.

“It’s not good enough in a big match like that with so much at stake.”

– BY JOHN GUBBA

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