Ryan Giggs: We're on top form

Ryan Giggs believes any side would struggle to contain United at the moment.

The Welshman, speaking after the Reds thrashed Fulham 5-0 at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, told MUTV that United’s current form was “first-class”.

“It’s been a good few weeks,” he said. “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 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.”

Sir Alex’s men now welcome Wigan and Blackburn to Old Trafford over the festive break and Giggs is confident the Reds can pick up maximum points.

“We have to carry on the form we’re in at the moment. 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].

“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.”

Giggs notched United’s third goal at Fulham, albeit via a sizable deflection off Cottager defender Philippe Senderos. Unless the Dubious Goals Panel take the goal away from the Reds legend (they shouldn’t as the shot was on target anyway), Giggs has now scored in each of the past 22 top-flight campaigns.

“I was starting to get worried [I wouldn’t score this season”, he told MUTV. “Last season I scored in one of the first games so I didn’t have to worry about it after that. I’ll definitely be claiming this one. A centre-forward would definitely claim it.”