Giggs: No need to hit panic button
RYAN GIGGS insists Manchester United have not been rattled by their recent back-to-back defeats.
Alex Ferguson's men head into tomorrow's FA Cup clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford knowing another loss would represent their worst run since 2001.
But veteran Giggs is telling his team-mates there is no reason to hit the panic button just yet.
He said: "You try to keep a level head no matter what is happening.
"If you are on a 10-game winning streak or have lost a couple of games, you need to keep the same calmness and not get too carried away.
"Criticism comes with the territory.
"We have had two defeats. Outside the club, people are thinking what is wrong.
"The only way to stop them saying that is to do it on the pitch. That is what we intend to do, starting tomorrow."
Giggs has reached the 20th anniversary of his debut and will be honoured by a banner hanging from the Stretford End.
And the 37-year-old wants to thank the fans for their support by delivering a win — even if he knows Arsenal will look to ruin the celebrations.
He said: "It is brilliant. It is where I used to go as a kid so to have a banner there up with the legends who are already there will be great.
"Arsenal were swept aside by Barcelona but that can happen because they are such a good team.
"At times this year Arsenal have been brilliant. They have players who can hurt you. We are well aware of that.
"We are neck and neck in the Premier League. Whoever wins it, it can be the platform to go on and be successful this season.
"We both have a point to prove."