Giggs: We won't get carried away
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 still unbeaten following their win over Sunderland and with daylight starting to appear between them and the rest of the chasing pack.
But Giggs insists no one at Old Trafford is getting carried away.
The veteran winger is aware United have had two away games postponed and this season has seen its fair share of shock results.
He said: "You are obviously wary because of the way the league has been this year.
"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."
United have built a reputation for kicking on during January and by the time they encounter Chelsea for the first time in March, they could be too far in front for Carlo Ancelotti's men to do anything about it.
Giggs added: "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."
Despite the praise for his attacking team-mates, the Weshman insists Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand deserve credit too.
He said: "You need stability at the back and we definitely have that.
"It gives you a platform to go and attack. United have always had exciting, quality players going forward."
On the down side, the continued absence of Paul Scholes with a groin injury and the loss of Ji-Sung Park to an Asian Cup campaign with South Korea, which is likely to mean his absence until February.
Giggs added: "We are disappointed Ji is going away at this time because he has been playing so well.
"Any of the lads would have Ji in the team every time because of his work rate and what he puts into the game.''