Retired Legends Ryan Giggs, Javier Zanetti Have a Chat over Twitter

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJuly 11, 2014

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 11:  Javier Zanetti of Inter Milan tussles for posession with Ryan Giggs of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League Round of Sixteen, Second Leg match between Manchester United and Inter Milan at Old Trafford on March 11, 2009 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Is newly retired Ryan Giggs and newly retired Javier Zanetti having a chat on Twitter akin to two old men sipping scotch and reminiscing about the good old days by the fire? 

Maybe. The two 40-year-olds had a chat on Wednesday via their respective clubs' Twitter accounts and waxed poetic about their long, storied careers. 

Giggs appeared 963 times for Manchester United and Zanetti 858 times for Inter Milan. 

Here are a few of the highlights:

RG: So Javier, is part of you happy not to be doing pre-season training or are you missing it? #GiggsZanetti pic.twitter.com/dojU7YJ8Yb

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2014

 

JZ: I have more time with my family now and this is good, but as soon as I have the chance I'm on the pitch playing football #GiggsZanetti

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 11, 2014

 

RG: As you know, we both retired this summer. How difficult was your decision? I thought long and hard about it… #GiggsZanetti

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2014

 

JZ: I knew it would happen sooner or later. I was lucky to play until I was 40, so I have no regrets #GiggsZanetti pic.twitter.com/yNHQE7kDy4

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 11, 2014

 

JZ: I was wondering... if you hadn't been a footballer, what would you have done in all these years? #GiggsZanetti

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 11, 2014

 

RG: I get asked this question a lot. Definitely something sporty! Possibly golf. #GiggsZanetti pic.twitter.com/rIT8LsxWZk

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2014

 

JZ: People always ask me for my best moment but it’s so hard to pick one. Have you got a favourite? #GiggsZanetti

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 11, 2014

 

RG: So many! But it has to be lifting the Champions League trophy in Barcelona, back in 1999. You? #GiggsZanetti pic.twitter.com/EWe6atwvlJ

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2014

 

JZ: It's hard for me to choose but, like you, it was when we won the Champions League in Madrid #GiggsZanetti pic.twitter.com/Mi5ERsW7qO

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 11, 2014

 

JZ: So, Ryan... You played with so many players down the years. Which ones did you get on best with? #GiggsZanetti

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 11, 2014

 

RG: You'll get me in trouble here, Javier! I'd have to say Nicky Butt, Gary & Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and David Beckham. #GiggsZanetti

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2014

 

JZ: I'm looking forward to seeing you again this summer, in the USA. It's a pity we won't be playing against each other! #GiggsZanetti

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 11, 2014

 

RG: I know! But I think I would have to wear a face guard... I still remember your elbow! Haha, see you soon. #GiggsZanetti

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 11, 2014

 

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