The calm before the storm! Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville enjoy a night out in London... hours before team are humiliated by rampant Chelsea

Their beleaguered former team were on the wrong end of a sobering defeat at the hands of a rampant Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

But defeat, particularly of the magnitude witnessed at Stamford Bridge, was far from the minds of Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville during a late night out in Kensington.

The retired footballers made an appearance at exclusive nightspot Albert’s on Saturday evening, hours before United manager Jose Mourinho suffered his worst ever Premier League defeat - an unprecedented 4-0 mauling at the hands of Antonio Conte’s resurgent west London team.

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The calm before the storm: Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville (pictured, centre) enjoyed a night out with pals in west London on Saturday evening, hours before their Manchester United teammates slipped to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea 

The calm before the storm: Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville (pictured, centre) enjoyed a night out with pals in west London on Saturday evening, hours before their Manchester United teammates slipped to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea 

Making their way onto the street, Giggs, 42, and close friend Neville, 41,  were in high spirits as they looked ahead to what would ultimately be a torrid afternoon for their old club. 

The pair were joined by a group of pals,  amongst them an attractive brunette in a thigh-skimming skirt, as they prepared for the journey home.  

Giggs and Neville enjoyed hugely successful, trophy laden careers at Manchester United after winning the FA Youth cup as part the fabled Class of '92 - a side that also included fellow legends Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham.

Good times: Defeat, particularly of the magnitude witnessed at Stamford Bridge, was far from the minds of Manchester United legend Giggs during an appearance in Kensington

Good times: Defeat, particularly of the magnitude witnessed at Stamford Bridge, was far from the minds of Manchester United legend Giggs during an appearance in Kensington

Let's go: The former midfielder was in high spirits as he made his way onto the street 

Let's go: The former midfielder was in high spirits as he made his way onto the street 

Neville would go on to win 85 England caps during a 12-year international career, while Giggs made 64 appearances for Wales. 

The pair now work behind the scenes as co-owners of non-league Salford City after investing in the club with Butt, Scholes and Neville's younger brother and former United and England team-mate, Phil. 

Elsewhere Neville has returned to his popular punditry role with Sky Sports following a disastrous spell in charge of Spanish La Liga side Valencia. 

Red devil: Former United and England man Neville made an exit from the exclusive west end venue following a night out with his old teammate 

Red devil: Former United and England man Neville made an exit from the exclusive west end venue following a night out with his old teammate 

The former full back won only three of his sixteen league games in charge of the club, failing to keep a single clean sheet before his eventual sacking in March.  

Neville has also vacated his role as England assistant manager along with former head coach Roy Hodgson following the side's catastrophic loss to minnows Iceland at Euro' 2016. 

Meanwhile Giggs is hoping to move into top flight management after failing to secure his first senior coaching role with Premier League side Swansea.  

Giggs and close friend Neville chatted with pals ahead of what would ultimately be a torrid afternoon for their old club

Giggs and close friend Neville chatted with pals ahead of what would ultimately be a torrid afternoon for their old club

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