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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has stressed that there is no rift between David Moyes and himself, while the midfielder has also insisted the Red Devils are not heading into tonight’s Champions League quarter final with Bayern Munich as underdogs.
At a press conference on Monday, Giggs was prevented from responding to a journalist who asked whether his aim is to eventually become United’s manager, but the player dismissed reports which suggest there is a rift between himself and Moyes.
He said: “The relationship is good. There’s obviously no problem with the manager, I know a lot of stuff has been said but I don’t know where that’s come from,”
“As a player you want to play all the time, but I know I probably won’t play every game.
“The last time I played was probably the first time in six or seven weeks but we’ve got a lot of players to choose from and as you see in the performance against Olympiakos I’m always ready to come in and play and that’s what you’ve got to do, not sulk because you’re not playing you’ve got to come in and be ready to play for the team.
“The players tomorrow if they’ve not been playing have got to come in and perform.”
Giggs’s current 12-month deal ends this season. Yet he would not be drawn if this could be a last European campaign, saying, “I don’t know. I’ll tell you after tomorrow.”
United host Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday evening, and Giggs, a member of the United that triumphed over Bayern in the 1999 final, said that they are a formidable foe, but refused to label them as favourites.