Robson hails Giggs and Scholes

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Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson would not be surprised if Ryan Giggs continued to feature in Sir Alex Ferguson's first-team until the midfield veteran is in his 40s.

Next season will represent Giggs' 23rd as a United player and, although he will turn 39 before the end of the year, the Welshman continues to feature prominently for Ferguson's side.

Giggs has made over 900 appearances for United and, should he continue into his 40s as Robson suggests, is likely to break the 1000 game barrier. A remarkable achievement indeed.

It is a record that is unlikely to be surpassed, and Giggs and his current teammate Paul Scholes could go down in history as the two players to have made the most appearances for England's most successful club.

Scholes has played 697 matches for the Red Devils and still has plenty to offer - something Robson has been impressed by - and will continue his playing days for at least another season.

"Both are fantastic professionals and it was great to see 'Scholesy' come back and play so well in the second part of the season," Robson told

"The boss knows how to use them as well as he rests them at the right time and gets them in and they look fresh. Those two will do a great job for the club again next year.

"Both of them are dedicated pros who want to win more things so they will go about it the right way. I can see especially Ryan, perhaps Paul depending on whether his joints allow him to do it, but I can see Giggsy playing well past 40 just because of the natural fitness of the lad."

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