Robbo: Giggs can continue playing past 40

Bryan Robson believes Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs is capable of playing into his 40s after the Welshman was named in Great Britain’s squad for London 2012.

Robson, who retired aged 37, has nothing but praise for United duo Giggs and Scholes, and claims they will be more than able to continue playing for another couple of years but only if Ferguson uses them as frequently.

“Both are fantastic professionals and it was great to see Scholes come back and play so well in the second part of the season,” Captain Marvel told

“The boss knows how to use them as well as he rests them at the right time and gets them in and they look fresh. Those two will do a great job for the club again next year.

“You definitely have to do things differently in terms of training. The boss maybe gives you a few more days off compared to what you normally get. But it’s up to you as individuals as well. You have to look after yourself that little bit better and prepare yourself that bit better.

“Both of them are dedicated pros who want to win more things so they will go about it the right way. I can see especially Ryan, perhaps Paul depending on whether his joints allow him to do it, but I can see Giggs playing well past 40 just because of the natural fitness of the lad.”

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