Ryan Giggs has tipped Manchester United to progress to the Champions League quarter final ahead of tonight’s visit from Marseille.
United were held to a somewhat disappointing 0-0 draw in France 2 weeks ago which leaves United in a precarious situation as we saw in 1997/1998 when United hosted Monaco at Old Trafford having draw 0-0 in France and went out on away goals but Giggs is certain United won’t suffer the fate and feels the team can get the job done tonight at Old Trafford.
Speaking ahead of the tie Giggs stated,
“At Old Trafford we back ourselves against anyone.
“It is going to be tough. It is the Champions League and 0-0 is always a sticky scoreline because we know if they score an away goal we will have to get two.
“What we need to do is get one and then pile on the goals to negate the possibility of an away one.”
“Marseille were quite solid in the first leg but they didn’t risk anything as they were probably afraid to concede an away goal.As a consequence, we didn’t get into our rhythm like we know we can.
“The pitch was a bit uneven so our passing wasn’t as crisp and the tempo wasn’t what Manchester United are used to.
“We defended well but overall it wasn’t the best of games. I am sure this one will be better.”