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Man Utd icon Giggs slates massive pay for young players

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs says the game has made it too easy for young players financially.

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."

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