Ryan Giggs told students at the University of Bolton that it was "hard work" that got him through his 20 years playing for Manchester United. The comments came as the Welsh international received an honorary doctorate from the University. He told fellow graduands:
"...if I was going to give you one bit of advice, it would be - whatever field, whatever occupation you go into - that that is the main thing; work hard. And of course, try to enjoy it."
Former Wales and Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has received an Honorary Doctor of Science for Outstanding Contribution to Sport from the University of Bolton.
Ryan Giggs has won plenty of accolades in the world of football.
Today he's getting an award from academia.
Giggs retired at the end of last season to become part of the new management team at Old Trafford.
Today he'll receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton for his contribution to sport.
Former Wales footballer Ryan Giggs reveals tonight how he broke down in tears after his final game as caretaker manager at Manchester United last season.
In an access-all-areas documentary to be screened on ITV tonight, Giggs discusses the highs and lows of his first managerial role and reflects on his playing career and recent retirement. Sarah Hibbard reports.
You can see 'Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager' tonight at 9pm on ITV Cymru Wales.
Manchester United have confirmed that Ryan Giggs will act as interim manager until a permanent manager is appointed.
The club's official website also said that they will make "no further comment on this process until it is concluded".
Ryan Giggs will be named as interim manager of Manchester United later today, Press Association Sport understands.
Ryan Giggs is to take charge of Manchester United after David Moyes was sacked this morning, reports the Daily Mail.
There's speculation about Ryan Giggs' role at Manchester United with manager David Moyes reportedly set to leave the club.
If Moyes' 10-month reign is brought to an end on Tuesday, there will be no shortage of takers for the position.
Jurgen Klopp, Laurent Blanc and Louis van Gaal have the credentials to succeed.
But perhaps a more popular choice would be to install the former Wales star Ryan Giggs, who is part of Moyes' backroom staff having started taking his coaching badges earlier this season.
There is a perception among United fans that Giggs, perhaps along with Paul Scholes or Nicky Butt, could restore some pride and passion to the United dressing room.
United have insisted that Moyes is still their manager, but have refused to deny widespread reports the Scot is to be dismissed.
Newspapers around the country have begun speculating on the future of Manchester United manager David Moyes. We take a look at some of the headlines: