Man United’s David Moyes not to blame for poor start, says Ryan Giggs

Manchester United player-coach Ryan Giggs insists David Moyes is not to blame for the club's poor start to the season

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Ryan Giggs has won 13 Premier League titles with Man United Photo: Chevrolet

Ryan Giggs says Manchester United manager David Moyes is not to blame for the club’s poor start to the season – instead pointing the finger at his team-mates.

The Red Devils have won three of their opening six top-flight games after Moyes replaced United legend Sir Alex Ferguson at the Premier League champions in the summer.

While 39-year-old Giggs feels the Red Devils have not been playing well, the veteran midfielder is confident there is enough quality in the squad to turn the club’s fortunes around.

“Sir Alex was a great manager and a great influence on the team and the club,” said Giggs.

“You are going to miss someone like that. But I don’t think that is an excuse when individuals aren’t playing as well as they can. We are not playing well as a team.

“We haven’t got injury problems as we have had in the past. There is no excuse.

“It hasn’t been a great start to the season but the good thing about that is we have plenty of time to turn it round.

“We know what this club is like, it is ups and downs and we don’t get carried away if we are flying and we don’t get carried away when we are not playing well.

He added: “I can’t put my finger on what has happened. We have just not played as well as we can, both individually and as a team.

“The results have shown we haven’t played as well as we can do. But we know the quality in there in the dressing room.

“We’re the champions so we showed that quality last year and we have to show it again.”

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