Ryan Giggs not confident in United’s chances in Europe


The Red Devils legend insists that Mourinho’s side is still ‘short in Champions League’.

Ryan Giggs has admitted that while he sees Manchester United’s performance in England, he still thinks that there are stronger teams in the competition as of now. According to the Welshman, the Red Devils are still not able to challenge clubs in the likes of Real Madrid for the European crown this year.

José Mourinho and his men open their campaign against Basel on Tuesday at Old Trafford, being tipped by many to enjoy a positive return to the most prestigious clubs’ competition.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes that the club is on the right path, adding big names such as Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic to their ranks, but thinks that the Red Devils might not be ready to stand up to clubs like Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Speaking to SkySports, Giggs said:

“You look at the current Manchester United team and you wonder if they can they win the Champions League? Have they got the players to win it?

“They’re probably a little bit short at the moment. You’ve got Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, if he fulfils his potential, Marcus Rashford, David de Gea, a world-class player, and then if you add somebody like Gareth Bale to the mix, that’s when you talk about United having Champions League expectations.

“Obviously, Mourinho has won the trophy before so we’re going to be there or thereabouts, but whether we’ve got the players to go the whole way, I don’t know.

“Apart from Real Madrid, obviously you’ve got PSG, who have made big intentions this year, but it could be quite open otherwise with Barcelona losing Neymar and not making the best start.”