Blackpool winger Thomas Ince is grateful for the influence of Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs on his career.

Giggs is good friends with Ince's father, Paul, the former United star.

"Ryan has been in my life since I was a kid and I remember when he lived with us," Ince told the Daily Mail. "I was quite young at the time but he ended up sharing my room, which is pretty amazing really.

"I've had the privilege to meet some top people and have top people in my life to guide me the right way."