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Giggs used to being old man of Old Trafford

Published on Nov 29, 2012 6:24 AM
 
Manchester United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs attends a training session in Manchester, north-west England, on Nov 6, 2012, a day ahead of their Uefa Champions League Group H football match against Braga in Portugal. -- PHOTO: AFP

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Ryan Giggs celebrates his 39th birthday on Thursday with the Manchester United veteran now well used to playing alongside team-mates who were not even born when he made his debut.

The Welsh winger is the only active Premier League player who appeared in the opening matches of the competition 20 years ago.

"I got used to the fact a long time ago that I am playing with someone who wasn't born when I made my debut and all these sort of things that come up.

"So yeah, I have just got used to it. It's something I have got to live with I suppose." In a Q&A on www.premierleague.com, Giggs said clashes with United's arch-rivals Liverpool accounted for his favourite matches while former Arsenal full-back Lee Dixon was his toughest opponent.

 
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