Giggs - That's the standard

Ryan Giggs looked back on a "good few weeks" for Manchester United after the 5-0 thrashing of Fulham on Wednesday night.

The reigning Premier League champions put their hosts to the sword at Craven Cottage, Giggs one of five different scorers in the comprehensive victory.

"For myself and Michael Carrick in midfield, the movement in front of us was brilliant."
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The positive result came hot on the heels of a 2-0 success at Queens Park Rangers at the weekend, meaning the Red Devils have claimed six points in west London in the space of four days.

Giggs - who has now found the net in all 20 seasons of the Premier League - felt Manchester United's movement was the key against Fulham, making his job much easier in the middle of midfield.

"It's been a good few weeks," the Welshman told MUTV. "You saw what we're capable of (at Fulham) and that's the standard we set ourselves.

"It was a similar story at Queens Park Rangers (last Sunday).

"There, we just didn't finish the chances off. Today (Wednesday) we managed to score the goals.

"To come to a place like Craven Cottage and have that sort of movement and interplay was first-class.

"For myself and Michael Carrick in midfield, the movement in front of us was brilliant.

"Obviously the defending was good as well. But when you have so many options on the ball - people running in behind, people dropping in the hole - we're a very difficult team to play.

"The performance was really pleasing."

Manchester United entertain struggling Wigan at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, though Sir Alex Ferguson has fresh injury concerns ahead of the festive fixture.

Ashley Young and Phil Jones were the latest names to be added to an already lengthy casualty list after both were hurt against Fulham.

However, Giggs is confident of picking up another three points at home and maintaining the pressure on current leaders Manchester City at the top of the table.

"We have to carry on the form we're in at the moment," the 38-year-old added. "If we do that we're a very hard team to beat, especially at home.

"At Old Trafford we always expect to go out and win but we still need to go out with the same hunger and appetite as we had (at Fulham)."

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