Giggs Focused On City Clash

Ryan Giggs may have seen it all before in terms of derbies and title races but he admits there is added spice in Monday's blockbuster clash at Manchester City.

The veteran midfielder is hoping to be involved at the Etihad Stadium as Sir Alex is likely to ponder a recall for one of his most trusted professionals in the heat of battle. Certainly, the 38-year-old is one player who will not be feeling any nerves in the tense build-up, after all he was credited with the winner in a derby as long ago as 1991 - even if it did appear to be an own goal by Colin Hendry.

When asked on MUTV's Countdown to Kick Off if it's one of the most exciting title battles for a while, Giggs replied: "It looks like going to the last game, so you've got to say it's up there. Obviously there's added spice as it's the two Manchester clubs and it's got everyone interested.

"I've been involved in a few title races that have gone to the wire, especially with Arsenal and Newcastle in similar scenarios and everyone was saying it was their title. I think it's up there as one of those races where you just can't call it."

Giggs' eyes are firmly fixed on the prize, which would earn him a scarcely believable 13th championship medal, and is treating this 2011/2012 race like all of the others that have gone before.

"I don't think it feels too different," he insisted. "The hype around it is multiplied. Everyone is focused on Manchester at the moment so that's a different aspect to it. But, at the end of the day, we're still fighting for the title against another team and we want to get it."