Giggs: I want to play more for Manchester United

Tim Poole
Giggs: I want to play more for Manchester United

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs says he would like to feature more regularly after starring in the 3-0 win over Olympiakos in midweek.

David Moyes' men overcame a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with the Greek champion after a hat trick from Robin van Persie, with Giggs also starting and playing a key role in the victory.

The 40-year-old admits he would enjoy a more prominent role in the United setup, having featured just 11 times in the Premier League this term.


"I hope so, yeah, I have probably not played as much as I would like in the last few months but hopefully," the Welshman told reporters. "I think the team [against Olympiakos] had a mixture of a lot of things: pace, experience, power. That's what Manchester United is about and we showed that. We showed what we are capable of."

However, Giggs did warn that United's poor performances this season could lead to a long-term decline if the club is not careful.

"Well, you can see why people are saying that because we haven't produced it this season on a regular basis," Giggs said. "I know from experience what these players are capable of and a lot of them have been written off. I think there is a lot of quality within the dressing room. We showed it [on Wednesday] and we have to show it more consistently.

"We have just been not consistent enough. And not produced football like we have [against Olympiakos]. We are capable of it so that's the disappointment. I see every day in training what the lads are capable of and they have not transferred that into the games and we need to do that."