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."