Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe

Considering the talent that Sharpe once bestowed wasn’t on an entirely different plateau to one Ryan Giggs, the differing paths the one-time teammates’ careers have since taken from the early nineties, speaks volumes about their respective professionalism.

Where as at 34, Giggs was preparing to take part in a Champions League final, Sharpe spent his 34th year gearing up to share a beach with Paul Danan and Michael Greco in Celebrity Love Island.

Indeed, the man who once famously received the Fergie hairdryer treatment at his own front door following a mid-week house party at chez Sharpe, the former United winger threw away a magic wand of a left foot and perhaps another ten years in the game all for life’s little luxuries.