Giggs still remembers when Man Utd fans booed him

Ryan Giggs admits the boos from his own Manchester United fans six years ago still burn in the memory.

“I remember back in 2003 I was getting a bit of stick and that wasn’t enjoyable," said the new PFA Player of the Year.

“It was the first time I’d experienced it, so to win the league and end the season so strong was pleasing for me. It meant I’d got through it.

“Since I turned 30 I’ve been more consistent. During my 20s the odd game I played probably better than I do now but consistently, over the season, I’ve got better the older I’ve got.

“I’ve had to make some sacrifices — diet, alcohol, yoga. I was missing a lot of games through hamstring injuries then.

“It helps that I’m not as quick as I used to be so I’m not getting those hamstring injuries any more and I don’t play as many games.

“Yoga has definitely helped with my hamstrings and also how I feel. I feel good after games and fresh during games.”