FOOTBALL NEWS

31/03/2010 10:30, Report by Nathan Thomas

Ryan: We'll raise our game

Ryan Giggs is adamant that United can finish the job at Old Trafford next week, despite Tuesday night's disappointing defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.

The veteran Welsh winger said: “I am confident that we can raise our game at home. We have done it many times before and we’ll have to do it again.”

Giggs featured as a second-half substitute in Munich, coming on for Nani in the 82nd minute. By that time United had already notched up a second-minute away goal through Wayne Rooney, but Giggs feels that striking early isn’t always beneficial.

“Usually you would take an early goal, but it can work against you," he said. "We would usually try and catch the opposition on the counter attack but we didn’t keep the ball anywhere near as well as we are capable of.

“We didn’t play well and gave the ball away far too cheaply, but you have to give credit to Bayern who made it very difficult for us."

Giggs was also asked about the injury to Wayne Rooney.

"I was behind the incident so didn’t see it," said Ryan. "I didn't see him afterwards as he went straight off for treatment.

“Obviously you want your full squad fit at this time of the season as every game is massive in the run in, so we are all hoping that Wayne is fit very soon."

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