Manchester United face an uphill task on Wednesday night when they confront Paris Saint-Germain F.C who lead them 2-0. But a legend, Ryan Giggs – like coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær – believes ‘never mission impossible’!
Concise News reports that United are in France aiming to repeat the comebacks they were known for.
“With the injuries we’ve got, the position we’re in, going to Paris is a tough place to go,” Giggs tells AFP.
“Away from home has been – and they’ve been fine at Old Trafford – but the really impressive performances have been away from home.
“The players they’ve got are suited to playing away from home.
“It’s a tough ask, but not impossible.”
Giggs, who along with Phil and Gary Neville, David Beckham and Paul Scholes was part of United’s celebrated ’92 vintage, now coaches Wales.
Winger Giggs stepped straight from the pitch into United’s backroom staff as a player-coach assistant to David Moyes in 2013.
When Moyes was sacked, Giggs took over as caretaker boss until the end of the season, before moving fully into coaching at the club under Louis van Gaal.
‘Anybody can win the Champions League’
Giggs describes the Champions League title race “as the openest season I’ve seen for a long time”.
“There’s still four English clubs left. You’ve got the usual Barcelona (and) Juventus, who I think a lot of people strongly fancied at the beginning,” he says.
“If PSG go on to beat United I fancy PSG to do well. Atletico (Madrid) look strong and were in a good position against Juventus.
“I think it’s really open – it’s tough to pick out one team.”
Furthermore, Giggs says he was “all for VAR” following the introduction of video assistant referee technology for the first time in the Champions League.
“There’s gonna be some teething problems, I think what they’ve got to address is the speed. When you’re a fan, not knowing what’s going on at the stadium, you need to address that,” he states.
“But you’re not going to get every one right, a lot of it is (subjective).”
The Champions League had its first contentious VAR use on February 20 when Atletico Madrid took on Juventus, winning 2-0.