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Ryan Giggs pleads not guilty in first court appearance after being charged with assault

Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has denied a charge he was violent, according to reports.

Sky News claims the 47-year-old dismissed claims he engaged in behaviour towards a woman in her 30s, including isolation, belittling, humiliation, harassment, degradation and abuse.

The Wales manager also pleaded not guilty of actual bodily harm relating to an incident at his home in Manchester, on 1 November.

And just before you think ‘could it get any worse’, Giggs has also been charged with the common assault of a woman in her 20s during the same alleged incident.

He appeared in the dock at Manchester Magistrates’ Court for the first time as the three charges against him were read out. The former footballer only spoke to confirm his name, address and enter his not guilty pleas.

Giggs has been bailed to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 26 May.

None of this bodes well for Giggsy, but he has denied the charges and now we must wait for the verdict.

It could be the ruination of his managerial career.

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