Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has admitted that even he is not immune from the Sir Alex Ferguson ‘hairdryer treatment.’
Giggs, who will next season enter his 21st season as a United player, has developed a huge amount of mutual respect for and from Ferguson.
Even Giggs still feels the wrath of his demanding boss if he allows his standards to drop, despite being 37.
“The relationship between myself and the manager has got closer, but there are still clear boundaries,” Giggs told the News of the World.
“Players are more fragile now so the manager has had to adapt. The hairdryer doesn’t come out as much but I have still seen him go crazy loads of times over last few years.
“He still loses it with me. The last time was at Fulham in August because I didn’t take the penalty.
“Nani did, and he missed it, so we ended up drawing. Oh, he can still give it.”
Giggs has signed for at least one more year, but is not looking forward to the day when he has to pack it all in.
He said: “I will miss this life so much. Against Rangers in the Champions League at Ibrox this season I had 40,000 Glaswegians screaming at me, but I love it all.
“I walk over to take a corner and people are abusing me from all angles. I will miss that feeling, because it makes you feel alive.”