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Man Utd player-coach Giggs accepts limited playing role

Manchester United player-coach Ryan Giggs knows he won't be a regular this season.

Despite looking as fit as he has ever done, Giggs concedes that he is unlikely to be able to play three times in a week this term.

"What's changed most over the years is the time it takes for me to recover after a game," he admitted to the United Review. "Instead of having a day's light training after a match, I might have two recovery days now. And playing Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday just doesn't tend to happen anymore.

"I definitely feel the effects of playing football these days. Sometimes I'll see other players who I played alongside - like Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes or Phil Neville - and they have retired already, even though they're younger than me. I suppose it's quite funny to think I'm older than them and I'm still going."

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