Welsh great Giggs happy to help out

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs last night ruled out an international comeback with Wales but offered to help new national team boss Gary Speed in any other capacity.

Cardiff-born Giggs is one of the greatest players in Welsh history. He made his debut for his country in 1991 and went on to win 64 caps and captain the side.

He stood down to concentrate on prolonging his club career, but the appointment of former Sheffield United manager Speed as John Toshack's successor sparked speculation the 37-year-old could pull on the red shirt of his country again.

Giggs has now knocked that speculation on its head, saying: "I am definitely not going to play again for Wales, I am just concentrating on playing for United.

"I know Gary will do a great job - he was a great player - and in the future if he ever needed any help, advice or anything from me, that would be no problem.

"I just wish him all the best and I hope he can get Wales winning."

When asked how long he felt he could continue playing at club level, Giggs said: "For the last two or three years we have reviewed it as the season has gone on to see what I'm doing next year and we'll do the same this season.

"At the moment I am enjoying it more than ever."

Giggs will face Gareth Bale, the player who has taken up his old left-wing station in the Wales team, when United take on Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

Giggs has been firmly impressed by Bale and hopes he can continue to thrive for Wales.

Giggs said: "Everyone in the world sat up and took notice of his performances over two legs against Inter Milan.

"When you have got pace, power and the crossing and finishing ability he has got, he is going to cause teams problems.

"Hopefully he won't do that to us on Sunday but as a winger myself and a proud Welshman, hopefully he can do it for Wales as well for a long time to come."

Giggs' priority is to help United win another Premier League title - a success which would earn him a 12th winner's medal.

United currently top the table by two points from rivals Manchester City.

Giggs said: "As a team I think we can improve but we are happy where we are and happy with our performances so far.

"It is a tough league this season, everyone is beating everyone and there have been some strange results.

"You have to be at your best every game and we probably haven't been, but we have got that resolve and that experience and good defenders that can keep out teams.

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