Trust Fergie

Premier League: Manchester United Champions 2009

Man United winger Ryan Giggs has said that Man United fans must trust Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Giggs has also said that Man United will be OK without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Giggs has quite a bit to say and here is the interview:

"A lot more is made of it outside the club than on the inside," Giggs said.

"You get used to it being at a big club like United. There are always going to be stars and great players retiring or leaving, but what makes the club special is that, whoever leaves, we just move on and try to improve.

"Obviously without Ronaldo you realise we no longer have a great player in our team, but then we’ve coped before when this sort of thing has happened.

"Since I came into the team the likes of Robson, Mark Hughes, Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Keane and Beckham have left.

"So many great players have left the club, but that’s what the manager is so good at – reshaping and re-energising the team. Cristiano and Carlos Tevez were great players for us but we move on.

"We don’t dwell on it. As players we’re like ships in the night. You just get on with it."

Now Ronaldo has gone Man United are having to change the formation:
"The team has adapted well to whatever system we have played, whether it’s 4-4-2 or three in midfield," he said.

"The players that have come in over the last five or six years have just got used to playing any system the manager picks.

"We’ve got that flexibility in the squad. With Antonio Valencia coming in, it might be a bit more of a rigid 4-4-2 system, but we’ll have to see."

We weren't the only ones who were surprised when Man United signed former Liverpool player Michael Owen:

"I don’t think I ever thought we’d see Michael in a United shirt but he’s shown over the two games here what he’s all about"
"He’s a goalscorer. It’s as simple as that.

"You always admire a player who bursts on to the scene at 17 or 18, like he did, and carries on scoring throughout his career for the clubs he’s played for and his country. Goalscorers like Michael just seem to have an instinct they’re born with."

and finally:
"I’m just looking forward to the new season"
"Despite the disappointment of losing the Champions League Final, we still had a great season.

"This time we’ll be looking to defend the Premier League title for the fourth year running."

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