Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

UNITED Assistant Boss Ryan [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

UNITED Assistant Boss Ryan [...]

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- UNITED assistant boss Ryan Giggs says the Reds cannot afford a slow start to the season again.

Despite securing a top-four finish last season, the Welshman was unhappy with the poor start to the last campaign.

"The manager has said it that 13 points from the first 30 wasn't good enough. It is hard when you start like that. You need a better start," Giggs told M.E.N. Sport.

"It is not just these days, Sir Alex Ferguson has said it in the past.

"You cannot just hope to get going later on.

You have to be up and ready from day one of the season.

"You saw Chelsea get out of the blocks quickly a few years ago and we had to change our thinking and had to make sure after that we didn't have a slow start.

"All the challengers and rivals will be sharp and ready to go.

"That is what we have to do. You don't have to be leading the pack at New Year but you have to be close and we certainly have to be closer than we were last season if you want to be there at the very end. …

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