Ryan Giggs denies assault allegations after arrest

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Ryan Giggs won 64 Wales caps between 1991 and 2007

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has denied an allegation of assault made against him.

The Wales manager has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, several newspapers have reported.

His representatives said he denies all allegations of assault made against him and is co-operating with the police.

Greater Manchester Police said a man, 46, had been arrested on suspicion of section 47 assault and section 39 common assault and bailed pending further inquiries.

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has said Giggs will not be involved in Wales' three scheduled November games, with assistant coach Robert Page instead taking charge.

The FAW also cancelled a press conference planned for Tuesday where Giggs was due to announce his squad for upcoming international games.

The squad will now be announced on Thursday.

The FAW said it was "aware of an alleged incident involving the men's national team manager Ryan Giggs".

In a statement, it said: "The Football Association of Wales and Ryan Giggs have mutually agreed that he will not be involved in the upcoming international camp.

"Our agreed immediate priority is preparing the team for the upcoming international matches.

"Robert Page, with Ryan's support, will take charge for the next three matches against the USA, Republic of Ireland and Finland supported by Albert Stuivenberg."

A statement released on behalf of Giggs said: "He is co-operating with the police and will continue to assist them with their ongoing investigation."

Greater Manchester Police said it was called to reports of a disturbance at an address in Worsley, Salford, just after 22:00 GMT on Sunday.

It said a woman in her 30s "sustained minor injuries but did not require any treatment".