Giggs confident of Marseille win



Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs

Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs believes his team can knock Marseille out of the Champions League and book themselves a quarter final spot.

United face Marseille in their last 16 second leg tonight after a goalless draw against the French Champions in the Stade Velodrome three weeks ago.

With United not scoring an away goal of their own, they know that they have to be tight at the back, as a Marseille goal would count double, but Giggs still thinks his team have the firepower to win.

“At Old Trafford we back ourselves against anyone,” said Welshman.

“It is going to be tough. It is the Champions League and 0-0 is always a sticky scoreline because we know if they score an away goal we will have to get two.

“What we need to do is get one and then pile on the goals to negate the possibility of an away one.”

Giggs is also confident his team can raise their game and beat the French team, regardless of the away goal threat.

He added, “Marseille were quite solid in the first leg but they didn’t risk anything. They were probably afraid to concede an away goal.

“As a consequence, we didn’t get into our rhythm like we know we can.

“The pitch was a bit uneven so our passing wasn’t as crisp and the tempo wasn’t what Manchester United are used to.

“We defended well but overall it wasn’t the best of games. I am sure this one will be better.”

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