Fergie will outlast me - Giggs

Fergie will outlast me - Giggs

Published Dec. 15, 2009 2:05 p.m. ET

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes Sir Alex Ferguson will still be the manager at Old Trafford "in five years' time".

Giggs, 36, is expected to sign a new deal keeping him at Old Trafford until 2011 in the near future but expects to retire before his 67-year-old manager who he claims "still has that desire".

Ferguson will take charge of his 900th league game as the Red Devils' manager when they face Wolves and Giggs told the Times: "I think it will be me (retiring first). The manager is as good as ever and will go on for a long time.

"I can still see him as manager of United in five years' time, easily, because as long as he is healthy he will have the desire to carry on.

"He has a great team around him, he has his passions away from the game and can get away with his horse racing. When he comes back to football he is refreshed, and I know he still has that desire."