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Man Utd veteran Giggs inspired by improving Rafael

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs admits he's inspired these days by young teammates like Rafael da Silva.

Even after 20 years at Old Trafford, Giggs still has the feeling, just like any other player, that he could be cast aside at any moment. It is what has driven him to succeed, even before making his debut against Everton back in 1991.

"My medals are something I'll look back on in years to come," he told the News of the World.

"What motivates me from year to year is something as simple as seeing a young player produce a bit of skill, or in my case, seeing Rafael bombing past you in training. Seeing a young player develop really gets me going, as does the enthusiasm of the manager and the look on his face when we report to pre-season training.

"I can see his hunger and how much it hurt that we lost out to Chelsea last year and how we got knocked out of the Champions League. He has told us what he expects of us this year and Manchester United is basically all about winning - anything else is just not worth thinking about.

"Whether it be in training or in games, you can't let your standards slip."

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