Ryan Giggs reckons there’s no chance of Sir Alex Ferguson retiring any time soon, with him having the passion and dedication to help him stay in charge for at least another five years.

“The manager is as good as ever and will go on for a long time,” said Giggs. “To be honest I can see him as a manager of United in five years time, easily, even at 75. As long as he is healthy, he’ll have the desire to carry on. He has a great team around him and he has his passions away from the game, like horse racing, so when he comes back to football he is always refreshed.”

Giggs also reflects on how the manager has changed over the years.

“Things have changed – he has mellowed, he isn’t anywhere near as frightening as he was 20 years ago,” the Welshman added. “I have known him since I was 12 years old. So it has changed from me just being a kid looking up to him, to being an experienced player he talks to – and from whom he actually asks advice about certain players and situations. It’s always been a good relationship, but it has never been better than it is at this moment.”