Ryan Giggs explains career longevity

Ryan Giggs explains career longevity
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Manchester United's Ryan Giggs gives his insight into how he has managed to stay a prominent figure in English football at the age of 39.

Ryan Giggs has explained the secrets behind his longevity for Manchester United.

The Welshman made his 1000th career appearance in the 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and the 39-year-old has given his insight into how he has stayed a prominent figure at the highest level of English football.

"It's just stupid things, like saying: 'Right, I'm not going to have butter on my toast. I'm going to make sure I go to bed an hour earlier," Giggs told the Daily Mail.

"I'm going to make sure I go home after every training session for a couple of weeks and rest my legs. I'm going to do extra running.

"There's no alcohol, certainly. My weight doesn't really fluctuate but I make sure I don't eat late at night. It's about making sure I'm right physically because mentally I'm OK."

Giggs has scored for United in every season in Premier League history.

Ryan Giggs celebrates a goal for United against QPR on February 23, 2013
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