Giggs needs one more outing in the
It could come against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on Sunday (AEST), chalking up another landmark in an outstanding career, which already sees him as the most decorated player in English football history, by far.
Yet Giggs's contribution so far this term has been limited to a single substitute's appearance against Fulham on
It is not the kind of impact the veteran Welshman is used to making.
But Giggs realises irritation at this stage would be futile.
"I am not frustrated," he said.
"Playing less and less is something I'm used to, especially at the beginning of the season.
"It's a squad game and over the last four or five years I've played my share of games.
"You've just got to bide your time and when you get your chance take it."
Giggs is not putting any timescale on retirement though - he is enjoying himself far too much.
"I maintain everything that I've said about carrying on playing," he said.
"As long as I'm enjoying it, playing my part and playing well then I'll carry on.
"When it does happen, getting to 600 Premier League games will be something I'm proud of. It's a great achievement.
"But I if I'm honest I don't really take too much notice of things like that.
"Hopefully I can celebrate it with a win - that's the most important thing."
As the years have ticked by, Giggs has taken an increasing interest in his younger team-mates.
"It's something I take seriously because once upon a time I was that 16-year-old trying to get into the first team and I got a lot of help," he said.
"The likes of
"I know how I felt when they were speaking to me - I listened.
"It's something I'm comfortable with. The experienced players have a duty to help the young ones when they come in and train with the first team or make it into the squad or the team.
"Its part of being a Manchester United player."
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