Ryan Giggs believes the signing of Robin van Persie sends out a major warning to Manchester United’s rivals in the title race.
“It [the Dutchman’s arrival] sends out a big message. And it’s great when a player comes out and says he wants to come to the club as well”, reports the Guardian.
Giggs remained upbeat about United’s chances of reclaiming the trophy from bitter rivals City, despite losing to Everton in their opening match on Monday.
Sir Alex’s team take on Fulham tomorrow in the first match at Old Trafford and Giggs implied that tomorrow’s game is when the season really starts.
“Your first home game is the one that the fans are always excited about,” he added.
They want to see the team again and the new players. I’m more excited than ever about the season. You appreciate and try to enjoy things a lot more as your career comes towards the end and I’m no different. I can’t wait for it all to unfold”, Giggs continued.
United’s home form remained solid last season after winning 15 matches, but they conceded a worrying total of 19 goals- their highest-ever home goals-against tally in Premier League history.
The return of Nemanja Vidic should help to tighten things up at the back and the signing of Alexander Buttner will add cover for Patrice Evra, who tired towards the end of the season.
Shinji Kagawa’s arrival will help to add greater creativity going forward, with the Japanese’s performance on Monday being one of few positives to take from the defeat.
Giggs has seen many players come and go during his time at the club and believes that players should still see Manchester United as one of the top teams to play for in World football.
“I’m biased, but players should want to come to United because you’re always guaranteed to be up there challenging for trophies, there’s a great team spirit, top facilities and you get to play for a great manager. There are so many plus points”, he claimed.