Giggs in kindred spirit with Brendan Rodgers, teaches David Moyes a lesson

Ryan Giggs

Manchester United boss was criticised for approach in lead up to Liverpool game; Ryan Giggs has shown him how it's done.

Ryan Giggs made a specific point of rubbishing claims of a fall out between himself and manager David Moyes in his pre-match press conference.

Yet his latter comments on United's approach to the tie spoke of a difference in attitude to big matches, which has already seen Moyes come unstuck once this campaign.

In the lead-up to the Liverpool clash last month, Moyes executed a mind-game which backfired spectacularly.

He told reporters that Liverpool should be considered favourites for the clash at Old Trafford, and so it proved with the visitors winning 3-0, and after the match opposing manager Brendan Rodgers stated he would 'never' have talked down his side's chances of winning against anybody at home.

Ryan Giggs demonstrated he shared Rodgers' beliefs in his press conference, as he talked up the home side's prospects against Bayern Munich, insisting the Red Devils are not underdogs.

"They're obviously favourites in most people's eyes but we're Manchester United at Old Trafford and we've seen so many good nights there, in Europe especially.

"So as players we don't see ourselves as underdogs, we see ourselves as Manchester United playing at home in the Champions League."

Only by believing and keeping that mindset do United have a chance. Going into the game beaten, as they appeared to do against Liverpool - it's even harder to achieve an unlikely success.

United may be in an unfamiliar position in the Premier League under a new manager, but a Champions League game under the lights at Old Trafford will feel familiar, especially to Giggs - and he has every reason to be confident he can help his side force a win.

As he points out, it's the Manchester United way to believe in themselves, and perhaps David Moyes should take note.

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