Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, according to reports on Friday, is set for trial on January 2022 at Manchester Crown Court for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Giggs, on November 1 last year, had allegedly reportedly assaulted ex-girlfriend Kate Greville and caused her physical harm at his house in Greater Manchester. He is also set to have assaulted Kate's younger sister Emma Greville during the same incident last year. Sports News | In 1st Court Appearance, Ryan Giggs Denies Assaulting Women

Giggs, a former head coach of the Wales national team also has been said to behave controllingly towards Kate between December 2017 to November 2020, where he allegedly humiliated, belittled, harassed and even used violence against her.

The 47-year old wasn't asked by the judge in a hearing, to plead formally but he has denied all of these allegations and stated that he would look forward to "clearing" his name. Currently, the legendary midfielder is on conditional bail and has been asked to not contact either Kate or Emma. Sports News | Wales Cancel News Conference After Reports Involving Giggs

After news of this incident surfaced, Giggs was removed as Wales head coach and Robert Page was appointed in his place. Page, the caretaker manager for Wales would be leading the team to this year's Euros.

Giggs, a Manchester United and Premier League legend had a very successful career with the Red Devils where we won 13 league titles, two Champions League trophies, three League cups and four FA Cups and three. He also co-owns League 2 side Salford City.

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