Giggs was speaking about this year's Golden Foot awards.
"I think Xavi is unfortunate to be in the same team as Lionel Messi and have Cristiano Ronaldo knocking about," he stated. "Otherwise, he would be probably have been the best player in the world in the last three or four years.
"Him and Scholes have been the best midfielders over the last 20 years quite easily. It could be hard to name one as it could be any of them but probably Xavi for his form over the last couple of years."