Giggs is too diplomatic to name names, but he has seen how fame and fortune can ruin careers.
"A lot of players now, before they've established themselves as players, get a lot of money, which I never got," he told the Manchester Evening News. "I was on good money, don't get me wrong, but I was playing in the first team and I was on £30. I was on an apprenticeship wage. Then my next contract was like £200 with expenses and gradually contracts would get better the older you got. That was how I grew up.
"Now before you're proven, you've got the money - a four or five year contract - which is the way football's gone. Some players can handle it, some players don't."