Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is amazed by the longevity of Ryan Giggs.

It is a measure of Ferdinand's own longevity that he has been a team-mate of Giggs for almost a decade now.

However, it is presumably a source of amusement in the Red Devils dressing room that the former West Ham skipper used to have a video of Giggs when he was at school.

"I had videos of Giggs versus John Barnes and George Best versus Diego Maradona," said Ferdinand.

"I used to watch them all the time.

"I particularly remember Giggsy scoring a goal against QPR where he danced past a couple of defenders and smashed it in.

"And then there was that curly hair.

"He is a great player. When he first came into the Premier League he was like a breath of fresh air.

"To watch him continue where he started as a youngster is fantastic."