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Ryan Giggs admits Gareth Bale and Wales team are 'excited' training at Man Utd

Mirror logo Mirror 19/3/2019 Darren Wells

The walls of Manchester United's training ground have seen more than their share of stars down the years.

And one man who knows the place more than most is thrilled to be back.

Ryan Giggs spent his entire 24-year playing career with United, and returned to the clubs Aon training complex in Carrington with his Wales team this week.

The United legend is busy preparing his side for Wednesday's friendly with Trinidad and Tobago, and revealed his players have been inspired by their surroundings.

Giggs said: "Obviously I spent a lot of time here, both as a player and then, towards the end, as a coach. To see so many familiar people is great. It’s great to be back.

Ryan Giggs standing in front of a sign: Ryan Giggs returned to Manchester United's training ground this week with Wales © Man Utd via Getty Images Ryan Giggs returned to Manchester United's training ground this week with Wales

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“I’m really thankful to United for letting me use the facilities.

"We have a facility in north Wales which isn’t quite ready yet so I jumped at the chance, knowing both the facilities would be good and the excitement it would generate within the squad because training at the ATC is something you don’t get to see every day."

Giggs is hoping to lead Wales into Euro 2020 after they missed out on a place in the 2018 World Cup.

The Dragons begin their qualifying campaign by hosting Slovakia on Sunday, as they look to improve on their semi-final place at Euro 2016.

a group of baseball players playing a football game: Giggs revealed his players had been boosted by their surroundings © Man Utd via Getty Images Giggs revealed his players had been boosted by their surroundings

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With the likes of Gareth Bale, Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey amongst his squad, Giggs has no shortage of talent at his disposal.

But the former wing wizard has set his sights on getting things right off the pitch, just as much as on.

He added: "I’m trying to drive the professionalism and standards and, obviously here, you see that.

"It’s great for the pitches and beforehand with the pre-activations for the warm-up."

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