Ed Sheeran has admitted that he considered quitting music after watching Justin Timberlake perform.

The 22-year-old singer explained that he doesn’t think he will ever be able to compare to the former N*SYNC star in ten years time.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Sheeran said: ''Watching him [JT] made me want to quit. He's 32 and I'm 22. In ten years . . . no I still can't ever be like him. He makes men look bad.''

After Justin's live return at this year's Grammy Awards, Sheeran took to his Twitter page, writing: ''Just watched Justin Timberlake live, absolutely incredible, One of the best shows I've ever seen (sic).''

Ed Sheeran contemplated quitting music after watching JT's Grammy performance