Giggs relishes derby showdown

Apr 30, 2012, 07:48 IST | PA Sport

Ryan Giggs has admitted games like tonight's Manchester derby are the reason why he is still operating at the highest level.

Should he play some part for Man United at the Etihad Stadium, it will be Giggs’ 908th appearance for the Red Devils, an incredible 36 of which would have been against City.

Ryan Giggs

As someone who, as a schoolboy, trained with the Blues and then grew up in the city, Giggs is acutely aware of how important these all-Manchester battles have always been.

Now though, it is something else, right up there with the very biggest matches Giggs has appeared in throughout his long and illustrious career.

“These are the sort games which I am still involved in football for,” he said. “They are big, title-deciding games. “Apart from cup finals this is as big as you can get.”

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