Man Utd boss Ferguson: Giggs wants to play in Olympics

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Ryan Giggs wants to play in the London Olympics.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Ryan Giggs wants to play in the London Olympics.

United have taken a hard-line stance on all their eligible over-age players for the Olympics, with the exception of Giggs, who has indicated a willingness to be involved.

"It has come out as criticism. I don't understand that," said Ferguson of his Olympic stance. "The older players don't want to be involved. In the Olympics you play something a game every four days. Rio Ferdinand couldn't do that anyway.

"Ryan wants to play. I am happy with that. He is looking forward to it. Whether he plays three games in seven days is another matter - that is not my decision. But he does want to play because he has always missed out on the big tournaments with Wales."

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