The Red Devils are currently going through one of their worst home record in 43 years, drawing 5 games of their last 6 at Old Trafford.
When questioned on this during the Heineken Champions League Trophy Tour, Giggs responded by saying that the team’s reliance on Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the reason behind the lack of goals.
The Welshman claimed (via Daily Mail): “The problem isn’t whether Ibrahimovic stays or goes, it’s where they are going to get the goals from everywhere else. Rather than concentrating on Ibrahimovic being here or not, the others need to step up.
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“You only have to look at Liverpool. I questioned them — they’ve not got a centre forward who can score 20 goals. But they just come from everywhere and they are the leading goalscorers. That’s what United need to get back.”
This statement is surprising, given that die-hard United fans would never want their team to resemble arch-rivals Liverpool.
But there is truth in Giggs’ words, as other than Zlatan, only Juan Mata and Paul Pogba have more than 3 league goals each. Liverpool, on the other hand, have seven players who have scored more than 5 goals in the Premier League.
Giggs further gave the example of the Leicester City team from last season as well.
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“You can’t just rely on one person because they can have an off day. Leicester last year. OK, Jamie Vardy scored a lot of goals, but Riyad Mahrez got 17. That’s what you need,” he said.
The decorated winger then drew parallels with the United teams he played in under Sie Alex Ferguson’s management.
“That’s how the United teams I played in were like. I’d chip in with seven or eight, Becks would, Scholesy would. Four centre forwards would. The centre halves. Denis Irwin too. The goals came from everywhere.
“My target was always to get double figures and then 15 assists. That’s 25 goals. If Becks is doing the same, you’ve got a lot there,” the 43-year old added.