Saturday, August 18, 2007

Manu Ready for derby.............

“What makes the derby different from other matches is that anything can happen,” says Giggs, and it's the uncertainty that makes the derby such a nail-biting experience. “The passion is there, you want to do it for the fans and for the bragging rights for the rest of the season.

“It doesn’t matter how well you’re playing or how badly you’re playing, that seems to go out of the window with derby games. It’s a one-off. It doesn’t matter where the teams are in the league, whether one is top and the other bottom, it doesn’t make a difference – you can always count on the game to be tight and tense.”

Over the summer Sir Alex Ferguson and Sven-Goran Eriksson made 12 new signings between them – only one of whom is English (Owen Hargreaves), making it potentially the most internationally diverse Manchester Derby ever. But Giggs is certain that none of the match’s commitment, desire and passion will be lost. And with the potential that defeat would leave United seven points behind City, there is added determination to get the right result and kick-start the campaign.

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