Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs admits he was pining for a playing return before kickoff at Burnley.

Giggs hung up the boots at the end of last season.

He told the Telegraph: "I've not really felt it until the game against Burnley, when I went out before the game to put the cones out and warm the lads up and I thought, this is a proper game this, the pitch was perfect. I just thought I wouldn't mind playing today.

"Other than that, actually no, I've not felt it. It's not that I've not missed it, I've not thought about it. I'm looking ahead. There's a lot to look forward to."

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