Ryan Giggs admits that his Manchester United playing career may be over
The 40-year-old could be set to announce his retirement after agreeing he's probably played his last Champions League game
Ryan Giggs paved the way for his retirement last night by admitting he has waved goodbye to the Champions League after 21 years, writes Steve Bates in The Sunday People.
"Will you see me in the Champions League again? No, probably not. It’s weird to think that, but I’ve no complaints" - Ryan Giggs
The 40-year-old Old Trafford legend is ready to call it a day – as Sunday People Sport exclusively revealed last week .
After 141 Champions League games – second only to Real Madrid’s Raul in the all-time appearance list – Giggs virtually admitted his race is run with United and European football.
He said: “Will you see me in the Champions League again? No, probably not. It’s weird to think that, but I’ve no complaints.
“I’ve won the competition twice and played in four finals. Champions League nights have always been special nights for me.
"It’s a special competition. You’re up against the best.
"You get some group games that can be a little easier but once you come through to the latter stages you’re up against the big teams – and that’s when you really test yourself and when you’re really up for it.’’
Giggs still believes United can rescue their season. He said: “As long as it’s still possible to get a Champions League spot, we have to go for it.’’