Ryan Giggs has admitted he carries one regret from one of the most successful football careers in history.

The Welshman, Manchester United’s record appearance maker, won 34 trophies at Old Trafford during his 23-year career, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.

But he’s disappointed his nine-year-old son Zach never got to saw his dad playing in his pomp.

Giggs hung his boots up nearly two years ago shortly after Zach’s seventh birthday and the youngster is yet to be convinced of just how good a player his father was.

“The only thing that frustrates me sometimes is that my son never really got to see me play. So, as far as he’s concerned, I just played for United for a few years and that was that,” Giggs told the Telegraph.

Ryan Giggs celebrates with his son Zach (Pic:PA)
The Welshman celebrates United’s 2011 Premier League title win with Zach

“Forget me – Neymar is his favourite player, then [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi. So – and this is something I have never done – I have to big myself up.

“I have to say to him, ‘I used to be quicker than Messi’. He’s like, ‘No you didn’t, I’m quicker than you’. He just can’t get his head around it. I find myself saying, ‘Here’s daddy on TV, here’s one of his goals, watch this’. He just wanders out of the room!”

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