Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs had revealed that he always prepares himself physically mentally for every game, despite the fact that he is not featured in every game. However, he understands that the age of 39, he will not be involved every week.
He did not feature much this season, but his form has been excellent during the last three matches that United has played.
“It is tough when you get yourself ready for a Wednesday game for example and you don’t play and you then have to get yourself ready for a Saturday game,” he told.
“But it’s just a case of looking after your fitness and making sure you’re sharp and you’re not peaking in the middle of the week when you need to be prepared for a Saturday match.
“A lot of players are in that position though because we have a big squad and you’re not going to play every game. The likes of me and Scholesy probably play fewer matches than a lot of the players but we know we have to be ready when we’re called upon.
“My role in the team has changed over the last five or six years,” he added. “I’m an experienced player and a kind of elder statesman and it’s a position I’m quite comfortable with regard to helping the young players. I’m not starting as many games but it’s about being ready when I do.”
Giggs has the record of being the only player in the history to have scored in every Premier League season. However, he has not scored a goal this season, and is looking forward to scoring one soon.
“I’d obviously like to score but it’s not something that preys on my mind too much,” he said. “I suppose I’m running out of time a bit now though with only half of the season left!”