Ryan Giggs has admitted the spate of signings made by Manchester United in the summer has made him wish about playing for the club again.
The Welsh winger enjoyed a glorious career as a Manchester United player spanning over two decades and 963 appearances. He took residency as Louis van Gaal's assistant in the summer but took the choice to hang up his boots.
Manchester United spent over £150 million in the summer and brought in world-class players in the form of Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria as well as other less notable stars like Luke Shaw and Daley Blind.
Joining Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie in attack, Di Maria and Falcao now make up one of the most exciting attacking line ups in world football. It is a line up that Giggs wishes he could have played with. The Manchester United legend also singled out Argentinian winger Di Maria as the most exciting of Van Gaal's additions.
“It would have been nice to play on the wing when you look over and you've got Van Persie, Falcao and Rooney in the middle" - Ryan Giggs
“It would have been nice to play on the wing when you look over and you've got Van Persie, Falcao and Rooney in the middle," Giggs told the Premier League's official website.
"Di Maria especially excites you. He's the kind of player you would go and pay good money to go and watch because he gets from box to box so quickly, dribbles, makes goals, scores goals and works hard as well."
Despite heavy spending at Old Trafford, the team have still struggled to make their mark in the Premier League and have suffered shock defeats to Swansea City and Leicester City already this season. Wins against West Ham and Everton have hinted at a revival but a tough run lies ahead.
Manchester United welcome Chelsea next weekend before travelling to Manchester City a week later. Giggs says the team need to focus if they are to come out of the game with something.
"We have got big games coming up: Chelsea, City, Arsenal," he added. "We'll need to be in good form because Chelsea have been the stand-out team along with City. But we feel that we are coming along nicely. The new signings have bedded in well and hitting good form."