Manchester United star must not quit

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Tomorrow Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs celebrates his 40th birthday and some will believe this could be the season he finally calls time on his incredible Old Trafford stint. 

In a quite remarkable career, which has been covered in success, the Welsh wizard has been outstanding for the club for 22 long years. 

And, in the past week, the United legend has proven once again why he still has more to give at the Theatre of Dreams and retiring at the end of this campaign just shouldn't be an option.

Something that was certainly overlooked at the weekend was Giggs' fine ball to Wayne Rooney in the final minute at the Cardiff City Stadium. If Rooney had struck a late winner for David Moyes' side on Sunday, then Giggs would have been hailed for his pin-point pass.

Last night, Giggs started from the offset and took charge of the game as United ran riot in Germany. He dictated play and gave the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Nani, Antonio Valencia and Wayne Rooney the opportunity to express themselves. 

Incredibly, he seemed to be one of the fittest players on the pitch and his exquisite ball to Nani late on in the match, proved his class once again. Before United's Champions League clash with Leverkusen last night, many were left questioning the major hole in Moyes' midfield.

However, with Giggs around, United will always have a reliable option. Earlier this year, the Welshman played in the biggest game of the Red Devils' season when he started at home to Real Madrid. Of course, on that night, Manchester United went out in heartbreaking fashion to their Spanish counterparts, however Giggs once again didn't look out of place.

Over the past five years or so, the Welshman has, like many players in the Premier League, had dips in form, however just when you think his time is coming to an end, he starts to prove his class again. 

There's no way he's past it and he shouldn't even think about ending his career anytime soon. Say, for instance, Giggs did call it a day at the end of the season and in the next campaign he's sitting in the dugout as a coach, knowing full well he could still play a role in the side, do you really think that would sit easy with him?

It didn't for Paul Scholes and he wasn't sitting on the bench having to watch every kick. Giggs will play for as long as his body allows him to and that could be two or even three years yet. 

He's a one off and still has more to offer. Certainly don't bet against him reaching 1000 professional appearances. 

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