Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has been charged with assault. The Wales boss has been charged with assaulting two women and controlling or coercive behaviour, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
The CPS said: “We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
“A charge of assault by beating relating to a second woman has also been authorised. Mr Giggs will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28th April.
“The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police.
“Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant’s right to a fair trial.”
Both assault charges relate to an incident at Giggs’ home on November 1 last year.
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Giggs spent the entirety of his professional career with Manchester United.
He made 963 appearances during that time, more than any other player in the club’s entire history.
Giggs won 13 Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson and two Champions League crowns, in 1999 and 2008 respectively.
Many expected him to get the United job in 2014 after David Moyes’ sacking.
But he was overlooked and became assistant to Louis van Gaal instead.
Giggs spent two years working under the Dutchman and eventually became Wales manager in January 2018.