Andrei Kanchelskis has backed former Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs to play on for years to come.

Kanchelskis is recently retired but is back in Manchester to play for the Red Devils in the Masters Bet 1128 Grand Final.

Kanchelskis told the Manchester Evening News: "I don't find it incredible that Ryan is still performing at the top level because he has always been a great professional who has looked after himself properly.

"If you are professional in your life and concentrate your efforts in training and in matches then you have a great chance of going on and on.

"I only finished last season at 38. I stopped when I was still at Premier League level in Russia. I didn't want to go down the divisions so I retired at top level.

"I think Ryan will do the same. But it won't be yet. If I can play to 38, why can't Giggs? Maybe he will play for another four or five years yet. At the moment I don't see any reason why not.

"I see a lot of Premiership football in Moscow and watch United a lot. Ryan is still fast and clever. He is still definitely good enough for that level.''