Giggs plays down MLS talk

Ryan Giggs, while admitting he likes the American lifestyle, has dismissed talk of spending the final years of his career in Major League Soccer.
 
The 36-year-old Manchester United star, who is heading into his 18th season at Old Trafford, is currently working on his fitness at the club's training camp in Chicago.
 
Giggs, a record appearance holder for the Red Devils, managed to land a one-year extension on his contract this year despite his age, and is expected to wind down his career where it started in the 1991/92 season.
 
When asked in a phone interview posted on USA Today's website about the prospect of joining the MLS, Giggs played down the idea of a possible move across the pond, insisting his age would be a deterring factor.
 
"Being in America you have a great lifestyle, good for raising a family," said Giggs.
 
"The play is getting better. I still have a year left with Manchester United. After that maybe, maybe I will be too old."
 
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United's pre-season tour will see them take on Celtic in Toronto on Friday ahead of matches against Philadelphia Union, Kansas City Wizards, the MLS All-Stars and Chivas Guadalajara.
 
And Giggs, who has made a remarkable 838 outings for United, scoring 155 goals, believes his team will face some testing competition in the coming weeks as the sport continues to develop in America.
 
"MLS has grown and the success of the USA in the World Cup can only have helped football," he added.
 
"We want to get our fitness. It is a good opportunity to get our rhythm against good competition."
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