The 32-year-old former Jack Hunt School student is not ready to retire just yet though, with a bronze medal his new priority after defeat to Australia in the Commonwealth Games semi-finals in Birmingham on Monday.
Playing alongside Charlie McIntyre, 17, Abderrahim Taghrest, 18, and Lee Baines, 20, Manning fell to a 13-12 loss to the Australians after contributing seven points.
Manning said: “I want to give all the credit to my young teammates. This is a learning experience and a tough one to take for us all, but the maturity that they’ve shown at this tournament and the preparation before has been impressive.
“The future’s bright in their hands. They…