Giggs: Man Utd career 'couldn't have ended better'
Welshman recalls final Reds appearance against Hull at Old Trafford and speaks about role in assisting Louis van Gaal.
Manchester United suffered their worst season in 25 years yet Ryan Giggs believes his playing career "couldn't have ended better".
Giggs took interim charge of four games last season following David Moyes' sacking, as United failed to qualify for Europe for the first time since 1989.
The Welshman emerged as a substitute in the final home game of the season, a 3-1 win against Hull City that included James Wilson's goalscoring debut.
And a 40-year-old Giggs felt a pang of pride as he addressed the crowd after the final whistle, bringing the curtain down on a distinguished career.
"It couldn't have ended any better," Giggs said in an interview with Premier League TV.
"I was manager, I gave young players a chance, I came on the pitch for Tom Lawrence, one of those players, a Welsh player, a player who had come through the ranks, and I came on and finished my career at Old Trafford."
Louis van Gaal appointed Giggs as his assistant manager in the summer, as the former No.11'sss of 92 colleagues and Phil Neville stepped away from their first-team coaching roles.
Although Giggs was tasked with special responsibility as a player, he has eased into the role of coaching players he once shared the same turf with.
"It's something I did as a player, I would speak up at half-time and at the end of the game, so it was nothing new to me," he added.
"I am a Man United fan, a Man United player and I am a winner, I want to win.
"If someone isn't pulling their weight, I will tell them, as a player or as a manager. That was never a problem to me."