Giggs wary of Spurs' Welsh star
Ryan Giggs is hoping a fellow countryman has an off-day as he looks to mark his 600th league appearance with a win in North London.
The United legend acknowledges Tottenham’s Gareth Bale as one of this season’s top talents, a tormentor of defences up and down the land as well as on the Continent.
“He’s always had that potential but this year he’s taken his game on to that next level,” assessed Giggs this week.
“I think everyone in the world sat up and took notice of his performances in Tottenham’s two games against Inter Milan.
“As a winger myself and as a proud Welshman, it’s great to see him performing so well. Hopefully he can do it for Wales for a long time to come.”
United last faced Bale and Spurs on 30 October, ten days after he scored his famous second-half hat-trick against Inter at the San Siro. Rafael and co contained him that day at Old Trafford and Giggs is hoping for a repeat performance at White Hart Lane.
“When you’ve got the pace, power and crossing ability he has, you’re going to cause problems. Hopefully he won’t do that to us on Sunday.”