Ryan Giggs has addressed his relationship rumours with Gemma Atkinson.
The Manchester United legend joined Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma as a guest on Manchester radio station Key 103 on Thursday morning and when pushed on the ‘romance’ said: “As if!”
And when Ryan was asked about the pair’s relationship, he claimed that the pair are just good friends, report the Manchester Evening News.
Giggs said: “Me and Gemma have been friends for a long time,” before joking: “And you know, as if!”
It had Gemma, Matt and Mike in stitches, and Gemma said: “Oh cheers!”
Former Emmerdale star Gemma had spoken out about the rumours at the weekend on Key 103 also explaining that she and Giggs had been pals for ten years – nothing more.
She added on: “Anyone I hang about with of the opposite sex people say I’m going out with.
“Whenever we all go out together as friends people say we’re in a relationship.”
Giggs cycled to his interview at Key’s Castlefield studios from his home in Worsley on Thursday morning, a day after he was spotted in his hi-vis gear on his bike.
He revealed he has been out cycling a lot to get fit for the game of football he will play at the weekend to celebrate the new Salford City stadium on Moor Lane.
An all star team will play against the Salford City team Giggs and his Class of ‘92 teammates co-own.
He laughed: “When we first bought the team we played them and we got absolutely battered, it was embarrassing.”
He was also asked about all the rumours linking him to managerial jobs at football clubs but confirmed none are true.
But asked if he would move away from his beloved Manchester for a job, he said: “Yes, of course I would.”
He also said he would never do Strictly despite saying he’s a good dancer “after a few drinks.”
He is most impressed with Gemma’s dance partner Aljaz, who he has met a number of times over recent weeks while the duo have been training in Manchester.