The 2007/2008 season saw Ryan Giggs become the 11th person in United’s history to score 11 league goals, beat Sir Bobby Charlton’s record for appearances, win his 10th league title, and lift his 2nd European Cup.
Now 34-years-old, Giggs is coming to the end of his footballing career, and next season will be used more sparingly for the first team, with Nani stepping up as his replacement.
The pre-season training has just begun to get underway and Giggsy admits he is finding it hard.
“Long distance running gets easier as you get older,” said Giggs. “It is just the quicker stuff that is quite hard. We started by seeing where our fitness is at and the treadmill test is quite hard. That will start to build things up. I’m not really looking forward to it but when you’ve done it all before, you just use your experience to get through it. Obviously, last season ended brilliantly for the team and for myself. Although I am not looking forward to pre-season training, it is good to be back.”
How much of a part do you expect Giggs to play for United once the pre-season is over and our next title defence begins?
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