Soccer star Ryan Giggs was rocked by a furious ear-bashing yesterday for cheating with his brother’s wife.

Rhodri Giggs, whose wife Natasha has admitted an eight-year affair with the Manchester United ace, demanded: “How could you do this? You’ve betrayed me.”

Rhodri, 34, told Ryan, who also betrayed his wife Stacey: “I trusted you and you’ve spent years stabbing me in the back.”

Love rat Giggs DENIED having an affair with his brother’s wife during the furious phone call, The Sun can reveal.

He insisted Rhodri’s missus Natasha had “made up” claims they had a relationship spanning eight years.

But heartbroken Rhodri told the footie star he was a “pathetic liar”.

Natasha told at the weekend how she cheated on Rhodri with his brother. It followed a failed legal bid by Giggs to hide romps with Big Brother beauty Imogen Thomas – leaving him battling to save his marriage to wife Stacey.

A source close to the warring brothers told The Sun: “Ryan and Rhodri have finally spoken on the telephone. Let’s just say it was a frank exchange of views.

“Ryan tried to tell Rhodri that the whole thing was rubbish and not true.

“But Rhodri snapped back, ‘I don’t believe a word of what you’re saying to me. You’re just a liar’. Rhodri went on, ‘How can anyone believe what you say ever again after all this? Why would Natasha make all of this up? It doesn’t make any sense. It’s just pathetic to deny it’.

“Eventually Stacey grabbed the phone off Ryan and started shouting, ‘Look, Rhodri, if it’s not true, it’s just not true. We don’t believe Natasha’. She then hung up.”

Giggs, 37, appeared to have convinced Stacey, 32, with whom he has two young children, that Natasha’s story is untrue.

Rhodri’s only warning of the bombshell he was about to face came in a “Dear John” note Natasha left at their £165,000 home in Bolton on Saturday.

Pals said she wrote: “You’ll be reading something about me tomorrow” – and then fled to Spain.

Rhodri cut a forlorn figure yesterday as he arrived at the home he used to share with Natasha, 28, their son and his stepson.

He revealed the brothers could be set for a face-to-face showdown. The heartbroken delivery van driver said: “I’m going away to Spain to be with my family.”

Brother Ryan is also in Spain with Stacey and their kids.

Rhodri spent the day being comforted by TV actor Will Mellor – Gaz in the sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps – who was best man at his wedding to Natasha last September.

The pair visited the home of the Giggs brothers’ mum Lynne in Worsley, Greater Manchester – the village where Ryan lives.

Rhodri was not wearing a wedding ring when Will later drove him away.

Meanwhile it emerged Ryan called off a romantic holiday with Stacey at their favourite hotel as his affair with his sister-in-law was exposed.

They had planned to stay at the plush Marbella Club in Spain, hoping to repair the damage caused by his fling with Imogen, 28.

They are now believed to have switched to a more private villa, where devastated Stacey can confront the star over his betrayal.

A source at the exclusive resort said: “Their booking was suddenly cancelled. It’s a shock to hear of the trouble in their marriage.”

Giggs has seen his valuable squeaky-clean public image disintegrate since The Sun discovered he had a six-month affair with former Miss Wales Imogen.

He was granted a High Court injunction which prevented us from naming him – but he was unmasked in Parliament.

Natasha told pals that Giggs, awarded an OBE in 2007, denied to her that he was the player in the injunction.

She decided to tell her story when she later learnt the truth.

She revealed they met in 2003 – the same year she met Rhodri – and had secret sex sessions at hotels and properties she was selling in her job as an estate agent.

Despite marrying Rhodri last September, Natasha said the affair with his brother continued until this April.

His main sponsor Reebok refused to back him or discuss his contract.

Manchester Central MP Tony Lloyd, who led a campaign for Giggs to be knighted, declined to back him yesterday.

And John Hemming, the MP who identified Giggs in Parliament, said his best chance of a knighthood now was for “services to the legal profession”.

On the internet forum RedIssue, “Dozing eagle” wrote: “He can have his pick of any girl, why pick his brother’s wife? He can kiss his knighthood goodbye.”

“Lou Macari Chippy” said: “He’s always going to be a legend as a player – it’s just that I always thought of Giggs as a good guy. That image has been destroyed.”

The dad of cheating wife Natasha predicted last night her sordid affair will NOT destroy Ryan Giggs’ marriage.

Phil Reade admitted the news of his daughter’s antics had shaken him – but he told The Sun: “I cannot see Stacey and Ryan splitting up over this.”

Despite that, Phil, 55, fears that son-in-law Rhodri Giggs is unlikely to forgive his daughter now he knows their ten-month marriage was a sham. He said: “Rhodri is not going to take Natasha back.

“I feel for Rhodri, I really do, because he’s been a real gent as far as Natasha is concerned.

“I’ve tried to speak to Rhodri but he hasn’t replied to any of my messages yet. I can only assume it’s because he’s too upset.

“This news was a total shock to me. Rhodri’s been fantastic with Natasha. He took on her son from a previous relationship and has been a fantastic stepfather to him.

“He plays football with him and everything. I’m not sure where Rhodri is at the moment.

“The last I heard was that his friend Will Mellor was coming up from London to be with him and be there for him.” Although he is appalled by his daughter’s behaviour to Rhodri, loyal Phil confirmed that he was still in touch with her.

Speaking at his family home in Worsley, Greater Manchester, he added: “I saw her on Friday night and I never had the slightest inkling that any of this was going to happen. She sent me a text from Spain yesterday with kisses, basically just saying she’s fine.

“I spoke to her again this morning and she was in quite good spirits. We’ve told Natasha she can stay with us for as long as she wants. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

NATASHA was on TV contest Push The Button earlier this year – and revealed she had the hots for Liam Gallagher.

The estate agent, who says Giggs bedded her for eight years, said she liked the Oasis star’s “Manc swagger” – and his enormous eyebrows.

Natasha was on Ant and Dec’s ITV1 show in February with her two brothers and younger sister Kerrie. Dec asked: “What is it about Liam you like?” She replied: “The Manc swagger.”

He added: “Are you a fan of the big eyebrows?” She replied: “Definitely!”

Natasha also said it was difficult taking orders from estate agent boss Kerrie.

Her family team lost out on the show, taking home the salt-and-pepper shaker booby prize.

GIGGS’S cheating has made him the butt of a string of jokes – and he’s even been teased by his bed-hopping team-mate Wayne Rooney.

The England striker posted on his Twitter page that his three favourite films were Saving Private Ryan, Sister Act 2 and Man On Fire.

And Take That’s Robbie Williams also poked fun at Giggs during his band’s sell-out concert in Manchester.

During an interlude, he told 55,000 fans: “Saturday nights, in front of the lights, Ryan Giggs, is in trouble tonight.”