Ryan Giggs says United nearing better form
Ryan Giggs is confident that United will hit top form and soon move towards the top of the Barclays Premier League table.
With a wealth of experience behind him, the 39-year-old player-coach has seen the Reds take time to hit their stride before and feels that an emphatic result could be around the corner given recent performances.
The woodwork has denied the Premier League champions in both this week’s draw with Southampton and Champions League win over Real Sociedad, but the veteran feels that United’s creativity will lead to more chances and, hopefully, more goals.
“We’ve got the feeling that, somewhere along the line, we are going to score a load of goals, “ he told MUTV. “We have created a lot, especially in the last couple of games, whereas perhaps, before that, we didn’t.
“That’s encouraging and, with the quality we have got on the pitch, we should be scoring more goals. Why we’re not, I don’t know, we are just going through one of those stages where we are not scoring enough goals. The lads at the back are doing a really good job, so hopefully it will come.”
United go into Saturday’s meeting with Stoke City in the unaccustomed position of eighth in the table, but, with just eight games gone in the league campaign, Giggs is relaxed about the current position and says the quality of the squad will improve matters soon.
“I could not have told you were are eighth, I’m not really concerned,” he added. “I know that there are not that many games gone and we have got time to hit form. Once we do, we’ll be OK, so I’m not really too fussed about that.
“Yes, usually we are a bit higher up, but with a few wins here and there, which could happen, we’ll be back up there.
"I think all the teams at the top have got to play each other, we have to play Arsenal in a couple of weeks, so that will be a big game for us but, before that, we have got to put ourselves in a good position.
“I know that we have the quality in the dressing room, we see it day-in, day-out. We’ve probably, apart from a couple of players, not hit the form that we are capable of. When we do that, we’ll be fine.”