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United will fight for the title next season, says Giggs

ESPN staff
April 28, 2014
United mirrored Giggs

Ryan Giggs is confident Manchester United will bounce back from their shambolic season and challenge for the Premier League title again next year.

Giggs, who was named interim manager at Old Trafford while the club search for a David Moyes' successor, steered United to a 4-0 victory against Norwich on Saturday.

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In a parting swipe at the club, Moyes insisted United's weakened squad needed "fundamental rebuilding" if they were to climb back to the level they were at under his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson. However, the same players won the title under Ferguson last season and Giggs is adamant the club has everything in place to challenge for top honours again.

When asked if it would take more than one transfer window for United to strengthen, Giggs said: "No, I don't think it will. We won the league last year. The year before we lost it on goal difference, the year before that we won it.

"Liverpool - what did they come last year, seventh? - who would have said they'd be where they are this year? So a lot can change.

"We've certainly got the players, we've got everything in place to have a successful season next year.

"I'm confident there are players at the club that can challenge next year. It's going to be hard, obviously, because we've had a tough season and the lads at Liverpool have improved and other teams around us have improved.

"But yeah, I'm confident that we have got the players."

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