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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs drops bid to gag press over divorce battle

Mirror logo Mirror 17/02/2017 Brian Farmer

Ryan Giggs and his estranged wife, Stacey © Mirror Ryan Giggs and his estranged wife, Stacey

Ryan Giggs has decided not to ask a judge to bar reporters from High Court hearings relating to his fight over money with his estranged wife.

News that the ex-Manchester United star and his wife Stacey were embroiled in a High Court dispute emerged earlier this year.

Mr Justice Cobb today considered issues relating to reporting at a preliminary private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

The judge made an order limiting what journalists would be able to report - after an application by Giggs.

He said Giggs had also initially asked for an order preventing media representatives from attending hearings.

But he said the former footballer was no longer pursuing that application.

Neither Giggs nor Mrs Giggs was at the hearing.

Giggs was represented by barristers Robert Peel QC and Petra Teacher.

Mrs Giggs' legal team did not attend.

Mr Justice Cobb said he would not allow reporting of financial information aired during the litigation.

He also said the pair's children should not be named in any report of proceedings.

The judge said journalists could report that Giggs and Mrs Giggs were involved in a dispute - and name them.

Giggs retired as a player in the summer of 2014.

He made a record 963 appearances for United over 24 seasons and won 64 Welsh international caps.

Giggs worked as United's interim manager for a short spell after ending his playing career.

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