Paolo Maldini

Why the Old Trafford veterans keep going

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has copped plenty of flak from some quarters for giving his trio of veterans a further 12 month contract to remain at Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes all came through the Manchester United youth system under the watchful eyes of then youth team coach Eric Harrison but the man who had so much decisive input into their development firmly believes that all three fully deserve to have their careers extended.

Can Giggs play till he reaches 40

In one of my previous articles I said how Ryan Giggs run the wing like a 25 year old, rather than 35. Even though we had most of the possession in the 60 minutes prior to the great man coming on, there weren’t too many clear cut chances for the reds, Antonio Valencia probably guilty of the best chance.