Giggs vs Scholes verdict delivered in vote to decide Premier League greats

It was Ryan Giggs who emerged victorious from the second semi-final of Mirror Football's World Cup of Premier League greats, as he saw off his former Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes.

Giggs will now go up against Arsenal great Thierry Henry in Thursday's final, as the battle to discover the legend of Premier League legends comes to a close.

Henry beat Cristiano Ronaldo – another ex-United great – in Tuesday's first semi-final, and he'll now go up against Giggs after the Welshman received 54 per cent of the vote in the battle with Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles at United compared to Giggs' 13.

Both players emerged victorious from quarter-final meetings with yet more United legends, with Giggs beating his former United captain Roy Keane and Scholes getting the better of the club's all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney.

Giggs is United's all-time record appearance holder, and after serving on the club's coaching staff under previous boss Louis van Gaal he is now in charge of the Wales national team.

He'll be up against it in his showdown with the Gunners' all-time top goalscorer Henry, who won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups during his time in north London.

Henry – who beat Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard in the quarter-final – was a mainstay of the Arsenal attack between 1999 and 2007, and also came back for a brief loan spell at the club midway through the 2011/12 season.

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