Giggs content to bide his time on the bench

Despite a lack of starting opportunities in Manchester United's opening fixtures, the legendary midfielder insists he is both happy and willing to wait for playing time this term
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has admitted that his role within the team is changing, following a limited number of minutes in the early games of this season.

The Welshman has a solitary substitute appearance to his name so far this campaign, with his next Premier League game set to be his 600th in the competition.

Giggs is hopeful that he can reach the impressive landmark this weekend against Wigan, but at 38, the veteran is aware he isn't quite the automatic pick that he once was.

"It's part of being a Manchester United player," he told Sky Sports. "Playing less and less is something I've become used to, especially at the beginning of the season. I'm not frustrated.

"It's a squad game and over the last four or five years I've played my fair share of matches. You just have to bide your time, and take your chance when you get it."

Despite his milestone 600th appearance on the horizon, Giggs maintained his usual stance that his primary focus was team glory over personal gain.

"When it does happen, getting to 600 Premier League games will be something I'm proud of," he continued. "It's a great achievement.

"But if I'm honest, I don't take much notice of things like that. Hopefully we can celebrate the occassion with a win - that's the most important thing."