Ferdinand in awe of Giggs as golden oldie closes on 900 not out for United
can’t describe how great that is.”
Giggs is still capable of those inspired moments that have littered his trophy-laden Old Trafford career.
“There is no reduction in his talent,” said England defender Rio.
“He is still one of the better players in training.
“In the games he’s one of the best too. He can play on both sides of the pitch and in midfield.
“That tells you he is not getting in the team because of who he is or what he’s done – he’s getting in the team on merit.”
It is a measure of Ferdinand’s own longevity that he has been a teammate of Giggs for almost a decade now.
But it is probably also a source of amusement in the Red Devils’ dressing room that the former West Ham skipper used to have a video of Giggs when he was at school.
“I had the videos of Giggs versus John Barnes and George Best versus Diego Maradona,” revealed Ferdinand.
“I used to watch them all the time. I particularly remember Giggsy scoring a goal against QPR where he danced past a couple of defenders and smashed it in.
“And then there was that curly hair.
“When he first came into the Premier League he was like a breath of fresh air.
“To watch him continue where he started as a youngster is fantastic.”