"We were stood in the middle of the pitch watching the fans chant. It was one stand to another. It was a brilliant atmosphere if I am honest but obviously the game didn't pan out the way we wanted. They were a good team then and they will be a good team now."
The Reds kick-off this season's Champions League campaign at Old Trafford on Wednesday night against the Turkish side, with Giggs insisting only victory will do.
"We need to win our home games and perform at home," he insists. "We usually say 10 or more points gets you through so if you win your home games and try and draw away from home, you are usually through.
"We didn't manage it last year and didn't perform at Old Trafford the way we have done in the past. We want to try and rectify that. "
Five summer signings have bolsted both numbers and quality in the squad with the veteran midfielder backing Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa to shine in Europe.
"Robin has the experience of playing in Europe with Arsenal. The goals he has got will hopefully give us that extra edge this season.
"Shinji is that kind of player who will thrive in Europe, where possession is key. He keeps the ball. He gets into positions where he is hard to pick up. I am sure they will both be good additions."
Ryan Giggs was talking to ManUtd.com, PA, BBC Radio and Key 103.