Giggs expecting United to get better
Ryan Giggs is taking nothing for granted even though Manchester United's grip on the Premier League is beginning to strengthen.
United head to Birmingham on Tuesday still unbeaten following their win over Sunderland and are two points clear of Manchester City with two games in hand. However, Giggs is not getting carried away.
Giggs is acutely aware United have had two away games - at Blackpool and Chelsea - postponed and that, in this of all seasons, shock results can crop up at any time.
"You are obviously wary because of the way the league has been this year,'' said Giggs. "Anyone can beat anyone. We are thankful we remain unbeaten and confidence is high. But we realise that nothing can be taken for granted.
"It is a tough league and we need to be at our best in every game.
"We hope to get better in the second half of the season. Our form over the last few weeks has been really good. We looked sharp against Arsenal and Blackburn, and it was the same against Sunderland.
"Some of the play we produced, the one-touch passing and the movement, was great to be involved in.''
Giggs says that a defence built around the axis of skipper Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand should receive its share of the credit too.
"You need stability at the back and we definitely have that,'' he said. "It gives you a platform to go and attack. United have always had exciting, quality players going forward.''
If there are negatives they come through the continued absence of Paul Scholes with a groin injury and the loss of Park Ji-sung to an Asian Cup campaign with South Korea, which is likely to mean his absence until February.
"We are disappointed Ji is going away at this time because he has been playing so well,'' said Giggs. "Any of the lads would have Ji in the team every time because of his work rate and what he puts into the game.
"But this is what the squad is for. We have players who aren't getting games but will be ready to come in and do a job.''