Ryan Giggs in 2011: Manchester United Will Never Collapse Like Liverpool

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterAugust 27, 2014

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 26:  Assistant manager Ryan Giggs of Manchester United looks dejected during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between MK Dons and Manchester United at Stadium mk on August 26, 2014 in Milton Keynes, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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No way Ryan Giggs' words spoken in 2011 could come back to haunt him, right? 

It'd be hard to consider Manchester United's current state as a "collapse." After all, they did just land Angel Di Maria for £59.7 million.

But after earning just one point through two Premier League matches against sides they'd typically be expected to beat and an embarrassing four-goal defeat to lowly MK Dons in the Capital One Cup, it's safe to say they've fallen on not-so-great times. 

A series of Giggs' quotes from 2011 have begun to resurface of the Manchester United man taunting Liverpool and insinuating that United could never experience a Liverpool-like meltdown. 

He told the Mirror

Our manager is not always looking just for this season. He buys players with a view to the future, which he's done more and more over the last few years. 

He's bought players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Anderson and Nani—all young players who have got the ability to go on and be better, and all of whom have done that. 

Now we've got the next batch, the likes of Javier Hernandez, Rafael and Fabio Da Silva, Gabriel Obertan and Chris Smalling, all young players who will hopefully get better over the next few years. 

The manager is experienced enough to know that we'll be challenging for the league this season and long after that because of the nucleus of the squad we have, as well as adding fresh blood, which gives everyone a lift. 

Liverpool were in a state of disarray when the two clubs met in the FA Cup in 2011.

Liverpool are a big club but they've obviously had massive problems off the pitch. They've had a new manager this season and new owners, and they haven't got off to the start they'd wished... 

Losing is like winning, in that it can become a habit.

Giggs ended up scoring the match's only goal from the penalty spot to knock Liverpool out of the competition.  



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