Experience gives Manchester United the edge in title race claims Ryan Giggs
Monday 20 February 2012
Veteran Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs believes they hold the upper hand in the title race because of their experience in getting the job done.
Rivals Manchester City are currently two points clear at the top of the table but they have not won the top-flight championship since 1968.
By contrast, United have been the dominant force under Sir Alex Ferguson since the Premier League era began in 1992 with 12 titles, taking their overall tally to a record 19.
And while City are in pole position Giggs thinks United's know-how could be pivotal during the run-in.
"I think in most people's eyes they're favourites because they're top of the league, and because of the quality they've got, and the football they played early-season," the 38-year-old told manutd.com.
"You can't ignore the money and the quality they've got, and their strength in depth.
"They're obviously trying to lay the foundations for 10, 20, 30 years. Whether it happens or not we'll have to wait and see.
"It's just down to which team handles it (pressure) best.
"They've got a lot of experience, they've got players who've won things, but we like to think we've got a good mix of experience and hunger.
"I think the experience of doing it before with the manager [is key].
"We've got older players who've been there, and younger players who haven't and really want to win things, so hopefully that's in our favour."
Threat of 'catastrophic cascade of collisions' must be averted, warn scientists
Latest in Sport
Robin van Persie: Manchester United may have more joy if striker is dropped by David Moyes
Chris Powell sacked: Charlton confirm manager fired despite being in talks to sign new contract
Why does Manuel Pellegrini keep picking Martin Demichelis for Manchester City?
England 29 Wales 18 player ratings: Who was the star man at Twickenham?
Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger pleads for 'fair chance' from referee as Arsenal look to turn around Champions League deficit
- 1 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering nest of potentially deadly spiders in bananas
- 3 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 4 Russell Crowe's Noah banned in three Arab countries before worldwide premiere
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home