Hughes would welcome United duo

Rovers boss hoping for summer transfer funds

Blackburn boss Mark Hughes would jump at the chance to bring Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes to Ewood Park.

The veteran Manchester United duo are no longer guaranteed first-team action in every game for the Old Trafford outfit as Sir Alex Ferguson brings through a new generation of talent.

With the likes of Nani and Anderson making their mark in the Premier League, there have been suggestions that Giggs and Scholes could head to pastures new in the closing stages of their career.

And former United striker Hughes, who played alongside the duo during his second spell with the Red Devils, knows they still have much to offer at the highest level.


Hughes told The Times: "If players like Giggs and Scholes came on the market, then everybody would be interested, irrespective of age.

"They have the capacity to affect games at Premier League level."

And Hughes is hoping to be given money to spend in the summer to keep Rovers among the clubs challenging for regular European football.

He added: "We have done well in the last two or three years to be able to bring the right quality at the right price and they have always been able to produce for us. I have got to keep on doing that.

"We need a little bit more investment this year than we possibly have in recent years just to make sure that we keep going in the right direction.

"We will need funds to keep adding to the squad.

"There is a group of Premier League clubs in that middle tier and in any given year you can be top of that pile or at the bottom of it and it is important we stay at the top of it."