Ryan Giggs discusses the new season in an exclusive interview for ManUtd.com at the official opening of the United Megastore...
You’ve won every game, friendly or otherwise, since the Champions League final. You must be pleased with that…
Yes, we hope we can carry on our winning run. We were obviously pleased with pre-season, with a few new players coming in and a few of the younger lads coming back to us from their loan clubs. Everyone played their part in pre-season, that’s important as you get ready for the new season. We’ve started well and long may it continue.
Arsenal seem to be down to the bare bones with key players leaving plus some injuries and suspensions. United fans might be expecting an easy home win but would you caution them against that?
Yes, because Arsenal are still a quality team with quality players. On their day they can beat anyone in Europe. They’ve proved that for years and years now. Okay so they’ve got a few injuries and a couple of players have left but they’ve still got so much quality there, they’ve got a great manager and Arsenal are a great club. So you never underestimate teams like Arsenal with their history.
"I’m experienced enough to know I’m going to start every game or even play every game. The thing I want to do is be effective and contribute to the team. As soon as I stop doing that, I’ll finish. Hopefully I can just contribute to the team, to the club, whether it be starting a game or coming on and using my experience in games. You want to play every game, of course, but I know I can’t."
- Ryan Giggs