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Scholes tips Giggs for three more years

December 2, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Paul Scholes believes his former Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs could play on until he is 43.

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Scholes retired for the second time in the summer at the age of 38 but Giggs, who debuted for United in 1991, is still continuing to feature for the Premier League champions.

Giggs, who has played 953 times for United, turned 40 on Friday and is under contract until the end of the season but Scholes thinks he is fit enough to carry on until 2016.

The former England midfielder told the Manchester Evening News: “He always says he will play as long as he is contributing, and there is no evidence of his contribution waning at the moment.

“I am sure he can play until he is 41, 42, maybe even 43. As long as he wants to, he will be able to play. The way he plays, he sits in midfield, he controls a game, he can make a pass, he can defend, he can still run up and down all day if he wants to. I really think he is capable of doing that.”

Giggs excelled on his last appearance for United in Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen and Scholes added: “I watched him the other day and he was by far and away the best player on the pitch.

“To be doing that at his age is a special achievement. As a United fan, I hope that can continue because we know that with a Ryan Giggs in the team the way he played the other night we are going to win more games than we are going to lose.”

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