Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has told Absolute Radio’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Football that he’s impressed by the performance of West Bromwich Albion ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash with the Red Devils this weekend. The midfielder said, “Steve Clarke has done a great job – after a few Assistant Manager’s jobs, he’s took control of the team and he has took it on to that next level.”
When asked if the Baggies could stick around for the rest of the season, Giggs said, “Yeah, I think they could. I think it all depends on injuries and suspensions with teams like West Brom if they keep everyone fit then they will have a great chance because obviously, confidence aside, it’s not a false position, I’ve seen a few of their games and they performed really well. So, yeah, they could do. Every season you have a team who surprises people and West Brom could be that this year.”
Giggs also discussed the return of Captain Nemanja Vidić from injury saying, “He’s a great defender, a world class defender, so we’ve no doubt missed him over the last year or so.”
The 39 year old also admitted the clock is ticking for him to maintain his record of scoring in every Premier League season saying, “Obviously I’d like to score but you know, it’s not something that plays on my mind really. But I suppose I am running out of time really, I’ve got half way to go so, we’ll see what happens.”
Live and exclusive commentary of Manchester United versus West Brom can be heard on Absolute Radio on Saturday 29th December 2012 at 3pm – The build-up begins with Russ Williams at 1.30pm and Ian Wright presents Rock ‘N’ Roll Football at 5pm when the full-time whistle blows with a chance to discuss the day’s results.