Giggs taking mentor role at Man Utd seriously

Ryan Giggs says he takes his mentoring role at Manchester United seriously. As the years have ticked by, Giggs has taken an increasing interest in his younger team-mates.

Ryan Giggs says he takes his mentoring role at Manchester United seriously.

As the years have ticked by, Giggs has taken an increasing interest in his younger team-mates.

Tom Cleverley is the latest to benefit from his input, something Giggs believes is a vital part of handling the pressures that come with being a Manchester United player.

"It's something I take seriously because once upon a time I was that 16-year-old trying to get into the first team and I got a lot of help," he said.

"The likes of Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and Brian McClair all helped me in my early days.

"I know how I felt when they were speaking to me - I listened.

"It's something I'm comfortable with. The experienced players have a duty to help the young ones when they come in and train with the first team or make it into the squad or the team.

"It's part of being a Manchester United player."

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