Man Utd Legend Ryan Giggs Claims His Old Club Need to Be More Like Liverpool in One Aspect

Ben Davies

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has criticised his old club for relying on the goals of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

Instead, the 43 year old states that United should take a leaf out of fierce rivals Liverpool's book, who seem to be able find goals from anywhere on the pitch.

Despite going 20 league games unbeaten, Jose Mourinho has engineered United's worst home record winning percentage for 43 years. This is ultimately the result of too many home draws - including five of their last six at Old Trafford.


"The problem isn't whether Ibrahimovic stays or goes, it's where they are going to get the goals from everywhere else," Giggs told the  ​Daily Mail.

" Rather than concentrating on Ibrahimovic being here or not, the others need to step up."

The days of the free-scoring Red Devils, of which the Welshman was an integral part, seem to be gone. Only Ibrahimovic (16), Paul Pogba (4) and Juan Mata (6) have scored more than three goals this season.

"They're getting in those positions, but it's concentration when it falls for you,

Manchester United v FK Rostov - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg
Manchester United v FK Rostov - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg

Giggs, went on to declare, perhaps to the irritation of the United fans, that his former side should be more like their rivals Liverpool; noting that the Merseyside club possesses plenty of goal scorers that can chip in at any time.

"You only have to look at Liverpool. I questioned them — they've not got a centre forward who can score 20 goals. But they just come from everywhere and they are the leading goalscorers. That's what United need to get back.

United are currently sixth in the league, four points away from fourth placed Manchester City. Their Champions League spot seems to be quickly fading unless United can start winning games again.


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