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Man Utd's Giggs: I would never have committed to England

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says he would never have declared for England if the new eligibility rules had been in force 20 years ago.

The Manchester United superstar played for England schoolboys but was not eligible to play for their senior side.

The Cardiff-born winger was schooled in Manchester and under new Fifa rules he could have represented England.

Giggs told BBC Sport: "There was never any doubt that I would play for Wales, my family wouldn't have let me play for England!" He added: "It would not have tempted the young Ryan Giggs - it was never an issue for me.

"Obviously it was an issue for everyone else because I played for England schoolboys but I was always going to play for Wales the next year when I got to youth level."

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