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."