Ryan Giggs: Man United don’t care where people expect us to finish
Manchester United's Ryan Giggs insists the Red Devils aren't paying any attention to where the critics expect the club to finish
Ryan Giggs insists Manchester United aren’t paying any attention to where their critics expect the Premier League champions to finish this season.
The Red Devils are rated as third favourites behind Chelsea and Manchester City after new manager David Moyes failed to strengthen his squad over the summer.
However, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck both scored braces to secure a 4-1 victory over Swansea City at Liberty Stadium and propel United to the top of the table.
And Giggs is confident the Red Devils will only improve in the coming weeks.
“The players don’t take any notice of where people expect us to finish. I got told last week that we were third favourites, but we know the quality we have got in the club,” the Welshman told MUTV.
“We can improve on today’s performance, and we will need to. But don’t underestimate the result. To come to Swansea and win first and foremost, then to score four goals, is something special.
“Individually and as a team we can get better. The players know that, we’re not getting too excited as we know it’s only the first game of the season. We can improve and we have to.”
Giggs heaped praise on United’s goal scorers, Van Persie and Welbeck, after match-winning performances against Michael Laudrup’s side.
“There were some great goals for us and importantly they came at a good time,” he added.
“Robin and Danny’s goal knocked the stuffing out of Swansea. The two goals in the second half were tremendous finishes, that’s what we’re capable of.
“Danny (Welbeck) has had a great week. It’s probably up there with Rickie Lambert’s week. As a centre forward he’ll want to score goals and he’s got three this week and he’ll be buzzing.”