Ryan Giggs, the 37 year-old veteran of 12 Premier League titles with Manchester United, is tipping the current crop of United players to experience greater success at Old Trafford.
Giggs has been an indispensible member of the United squad this season, his experience, alongside that of 40-year-old keeper Edwin van der Sar and the talismanic Paul Scholes playing a vital part in helping United’s talented youngsters achieve success.
And the Welsh midfielder fully believes that Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad’s winning ways are set to continue in the coming years.
“This side can go on to more things,” he said.
“You look around the changing room at Fabio, Rafael, Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez. They will be at the club a long time.
“You can see they love the club purely through the way they play and their manner around the training ground. It is obvious.
“It is all part of the manager’s strategy for keeping things going.
“He has those three tiers. Now it is me, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar and Gary Neville. Then you have those in their late 20s and early 30s and then the younger players.
“We motivate each other. And for the young players to win their first medals and produce the football they are capable of is fantastic.”
Many critics have pointed to United this year as being far from a vintage, and in some ways Giggs believes that United haven’t had a single star name – such as former star Cristiano Ronaldo – light up the Premier League this season. However, Giggs is keen to stress that the major success has been due to an enormous collective effort from all members of the squad.
“You would find it hard to find a stand-out player this season,” said Giggs.
“It has been a real group effort.
“The team spirit has always been good and that has shown in some of the results we have clawed back.
“If you asked 10 United fans for their player of the season, the chances are you would get a different answer off the majority. Who do you pick?
“That has been key to our success.”