Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that Bayer Leverkusen players were asking how Ryan Giggs is still capable of playing 90 minutes at the highest level last night, after he produced a commanding performance in a 5-0 victory for the Red Devils.
Giggs played a full game in central midfield at the BayArena, dictating play and creating United's fifth goal in a memorable European away victory with a clever pass over the top for Nani.
The Welshman has revealed that a Leverkusen centre-back was in awe of an evergreen Giggs, a stance shared by Rooney, who has no plans to replicate the Welshman's incredible feat of playing into his 40's for the Premier League champions.
Rooney told The Independent: "I've run out of things to say about Ryan. Actually, during the game, the Bayer centre-half was asking how he is still playing at that age.
"I certainly won't be playing at that age, that's for sure. His composure on the ball is great."
Rooney may not have got on the scoresheet but was also influential as United secured their place in the Champions League knockout stages, leading the line with authority in a win which David Moyes described as their best display since he took charge at Old Trafford.
United can now concentrate on the fight to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal with their last-16 spot secured, starting with Sunday's clash with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.