Giggs stunned by United success

Ryan Giggs has admitted he never expected Manchester United to overhaul Liverpool's record of 18 league championships.

Just a single point from United's final two games against Blackburn and Blackpool is all they need now, following Sunday's 2-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford, to claim the 19th league title in the club's history.

It will be the 12th title of Giggs' career, having been part of all the squads that have finished top during Sir Alex Ferguson's reign, a figure that will forcibly knock the Merseysiders from their perch, as the Scot famously vowed to do when he succeeded Ron Atkinson in 1986.

"Fifteen or 20 years ago, you'd never have thought it," said Giggs.

"It's a great achievement by the team and the manager to haul back our biggest rivals over the 1970s, 80s and 90s."

Source: Team Talk
Date Published: 9 May 2011

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The whole team was amazing. When we smashed Schalke away the critics pointed out they were a crap team. Now no one can doubt that, when we click as a team, few can do much about it. We have players with enormous desire and huger - which has made up for a lack of quality all season- but under pressure (unlike Arsenal) we reach peaks. I still think we will get battered by Barca but after yesterday we could make a really good game of it if we play like that again. Ridiculously good atmopshere at Old Trafford, the place was buzzing apart from a few very nervy patches.

- Oli

Great result, was nervous before kick off. The early goal definitely helped but you always worry that we may sit back and try and defend it but we took it to them the whole game and could easily have been five or six if Hernandez had finished one of his chances, Cech hadn't made a couple of decent saves and the ref had given either of the penalties. It's not job done yet but you'd hope that we could pick up at least a point against Blackburn and save it going down to the last day of the season. Would be nice to be able to play a second string against Blackpool if we've got the title wrapped up as I definitely wouldn't mind them taking three points and seeing them stay up with West Ham, Wigan and Wolves going down. Park was man of the match for me, chased after the ball all day and was good when he had the ball. Giggs was awesome again and Vidic was once again at his best. Don't think I could critisise a single one of our players for their performance yesterday though.

- Dave

Could have been a rout but a great result anyway

- letrip