Kanchelskis: Giggs to carry on
Andrei Kanchelskis believes Ryan Giggs can continue to play at the top level for years to come.
By Peter Fraser
Last Updated: 08/09/07 12:46pm
Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis believes Ryan Giggs can continue to play at the top level for years to come.
Kanchelskis hung up his boots aged 38 and the Russian sees no reason why his former Old Trafford team-mate cannot do the same.
Giggs, 33, is still at the top of his game for United and Kanchelskis feels the Welshman can continue to terrorise Premier League defences, despite approaching the latter years of his career.
"I don't find it incredible at all that Ryan is still performing at the top level," Kanchelskis told United's official website.
"Ryan has always been a great professional who has looked after himself properly. If you are professional in your life and concentrate your efforts in training and matches then you can go on and on.
"I only finished last season. I didn't want to drop down the divisions in Russia so I retired at the top level. I think Ryan will do the same. But it won't be yet.
"If I can play to 38, why can't he? Maybe he will play for another four or five years yet. At the moment I don't see any reason why not.
"I see a lot of Premier League football and watch United a lot. Ryan is still fast and clever. He is still definitely good enough for that level."