Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has been speaking to the media ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Old Trafford for the FA Cup Quarter Final clash. Giggs has a special place in United-Arsenal rivalry with that magical goal in the 1999 FA Cup Semi-Final.
Giggs has been quite vocal about United’s £60 million man Angel Di Maria, claiming that the Argentine is not short on confidence and he will come good for United in coming matches. Giggs revealed how he believes that Di Maria will prove himself in the game against Arsenal.
There have been wide suggestions in the media that Di Maria will be benched for this game as he has been taken off by Van Gaal for 3 games in a row including the game against Swansea where he was hooked at halftime itself.
Contrary to the reports in media, Giggs has backed Di Maria to start against Arsenal by claiming that he will perform and silence his critics. Giggs has singled out Di Maria to be the main man if United are to achieve their end-season goals.
Giggs was speaking to Press Association Sport and said: ‘I think his confidence is fine,’
‘He’s a quality player and we’ll be looking for him to produce because it is big game after big game now.
‘Players get used to different leagues, sometimes quickly and sometimes it takes a bit of time.
‘He had a really good start to the season but with players who take risks and who can win games it’s always difficult to be consistent because they will try things that other players won’t do.”
Di Maria has always been a big-game player as he has been named Man of the Match in Real Madrid’s Champions League win and Di Maria scored the extra time winner against Switzerland for Argentina in World Cup Quarter Finals.
Di Maria’s start at United has not been great but with such a massive boost of confidence coming from Ryan Giggs would certainly inspire the Argentine to do well against Arsenal tonight and might be one of United’s best player in upcoming 10 games.