It is now just a fortnight until United head to Spain for a summit meeting with Jose Mourinho and a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo to scrap it out for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The two-legged confrontation has captured the imagination of supporters worldwide, pitting arguably football's two most famous club sides in direct confrontation, even without the individual personalities involved.
However, Giggs is acutely aware three key Premier League engagements must be navigated first, starting with Wednesday's Old Trafford encounter with Southampton.
And he knows the glamour of a night out at the Bernabeu must not be allowed to affect United's focus.
"We're not thinking about Madrid," said Giggs.
"Everyone was excited when the draw was made but you can't look too far ahead.
"You want to perform in games like that and be in good form going into them. That is what we intend to do and the best way of achieving that is to concentrate on the opponents immediately ahead."