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Giggs shrugs off criticism
22 Apr 2008 - 08:56:09
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has shrugged off recent criticism of his performances which has led to suggestions that his days as a first choice at Old Trafford are over.
The 34-year-old former Wales international has come under fire during the past month for below-par performances and was substituted at half-time during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
But Giggs, who still has another season remaining on his contract, insists he is unperturbed by claims from his critics that he is no longer capable of starring for the Red Devils.
"Getting criticism is part of being a Manchester United player. It doesn't bother me," he told The Sun.
"I don't know why I'm singled out. Maybe it's because I've been around so long.
"But the one person I have to impress is the manager - and while he is picking me, I know I am good enough."
Meanwhile, Giggs has refused to put a date on his retirement and will consider his future when his contract expires at the end of next season.
"I will review it at the end of my current contract, which has a year to run," he continued.
"Then I will see if I am still having an impact on big games."