Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has admitted that he is scared deep down when it comes to the prospect of retiring from playing professional football, according to the Express.
The Red Devils' winger, who celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday, has amassed an incredible 953 appearances for United over a career spanning over 20 years, but may well soon have to hang up his boots as David Moyes looks to rebuild a fresh squad.
And the Welshman is fearful of the day he finally does have to come off of the playing field for the last time, and admitted that he is scared for the moment when he realises himself that his days as a footballer are over.
"There will be some incident, something will not be quite right, I'll feel different," he said.
"I'm obviously wary of that because I'm still wanting to do well and wanting to focus on winning games."
Giggs has previously stated that he would like to play beyond 40, but Moyes is likely to wait until the end of the season before deciding whether or not to extend his contract or recruit him full-time as a member of the staffing team.