Ryan Giggs has today spoken about his commitment to the club and the chances of his record being beaten.

“It was never a consideration to leave,” he said. “I was linked with a few clubs but it was never really close. Why would I think about it when I was always happy here?”

After making his 800th appearance for the club, questions have been raised over whether this will ever be beaten. Giggsy isn’t so sure though.

“They probably said the same thing when Sir Bobby Charlton retired after 759 games,” he said. “But I wouldn’t be surprised if someone went past my record. The way players look after themselves now, if they get into a first team at 18 or 19 and stay relatively injury-free they can do it. It is a long time and a lot of games but you have other big players at big clubs who have stayed for a long time. They are getting challenged all the time, so there is no need to move on and improve yourself.”