Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has hailed the form of teammate Ryan Giggs this season.

"This is a great team to be part of. Jose Mourinho said we're at our peak because we have exactly the right blend of older ones, mid-age range and young ones," Ferdinand told The Sun.

"I like to consider myself in the mid-age section as I'm only 30 but it's unbelievable to see how someone like Giggsy, who is five years older than me, is playing.

"His performance against Inter was one of the best by any United player this season and shows why he is still so important to the club.

"Giggsy might not play all the games but when he comes into the team he gives us so much.

"For me, he will be up there for Player of the Year awards right alongside Nemanja Vidic.

"Giggsy's a Manchester United legend."