24/02/2009 23:07, Report by Ben Hibbs, and Gemma Thompson in Milan

Giggs: We outplayed Inter

Ryan Giggs was pleased with the display against Internazionale in the Champions League last 16 first leg tie, which has filled him with confidence for the second leg.

The Welshman admits he was frustrated that the commanding performance in Milan was not rewarded with a goal, but the 35-year-old is looking at the positives.

“It was a good performance, and it was just a shame we couldn’t score that all-important away goal because it could have been vital,” he told

“We completely outplayed them in the first half and we were really pleased with the performance. We knew they would come out strong in the second half but we were still able to create chances, which was pleasing.

“I thought we played well throughout, we looked good on the ball and there was great movement within the team. We felt confident and that showed in our performance.”

The tie remains evenly poised and although Giggs fancies United’s chances, he says Inter are a definite threat at Old Trafford. “It’s still a tricky tie, and we would have liked to have scored that away goal,” he added. “But if we perform like we did tonight at Old Trafford then we’ll win.

“Experience is going to be very important. Inter are a top side and they have got goals in them. We will have to defend well and make sure we put our chances away.”

United’s attentions now turn to the Carling Cup final on Sunday against Tottenham, and Giggs is pleased there’s no let-up in the hunt for trophies. “Everyone’s really looking forward to the cup final on Sunday, and we all hope we can get the result we want and win the trophy.”


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