Ryan Giggs says Manchester United could wait 20 years to win Premier League again | Football News


Ryan Giggs fears Manchester United will have to wait 20 years to win another Premier League title.

United haven’t won the top flight since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012-13 season, with three permanent managers – David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho – sacked in the ensuing period .

Liverpool ended a 30-year wait for the title last season after finishing runner-up to Manchester City the year before, and Giggs fears United could endure a similar fruitless run if their rivals from the North West continue to fail. improve.

“It might be 15, 20 years before you know it, especially if (Jurgen) Klopp and (Pep) Guardiola stay,” Giggs told Jamie Carragher, on The Greatest Game podcast.

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“They have the resources and the players, so we have Liverpool to see where the last time they won it in 1990, they thought we would win again soon.

“Even Klopp took four and a half years for him to win – it takes a long time. You must be thinking about what Klopp did.

Giggs fears United will have a long, fruitless run without the title if Jurgen Klopp (left) and Pep Guardiola remain in the Premier League

“He’s improved the team every season or won a trophy like the Champions League and then you saw the improvement so the pressure eased a bit.

“Every manager and every recruiter is seen as being that they’re going to win us the league and it’s not like that. ”

Manchester City have won the Premier League three times since Ferguson left in 2013, but Giggs still sees Liverpool as United’s main rivals.

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“The best feeling I’ve ever had was leaving Anfield after winning, even though Liverpool weren’t the best team at the time,” said Giggs, who won the Premier League title 13 times at United.

“I played for the boys at Salford and our toughest games have always been against Bootle, Liverpool, Kirkby, Sefton.

“As soon as you got down to the East Lancs it was a state of mind, it will be a tough game and a test not only for your footballing abilities but also for your mental toughness. “


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United struggled to be consistent at the start of the season and are currently 15th in the Premier League, having taken seven points from their first five games.

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