Manchester United great Ryan Giggs insists Reds were unlucky at West Ham

01 December 2010 11:19
Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United were badly missing some luck after the holders crashed out of the Carling Cup with a 4-0 defeat at West Ham.

Sir Alex Ferguson's men started brightly, with Gabriel Obertan hitting the post.

But they crumbled soon after, with Jonathan Spector and Carlton Cole both scoring twice each.

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Giggs said: 'Things could have been different had that shot from Gabby gone in.

'We started the game pretty well but that shot didn't fall for us - it hit the post. Then West Ham scored shortly afterwards and that knocked the stuffing out of us.'

Giggs also said United always knew West Ham would provide stiff competition, despite being bottom of the Premier League.

'Whenever you come to West Ham, no matter how they're doing, it's always a tough game and they always want to beat us.

'Even though they're not doing so well in the league, the crowd get behind them and Upton Park is always a tough place to get a result.

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'It was disappointing to lose 4-0, though. We came here confident we could win the game.

'West Ham played well - you have to give them credit - and they scored some good goals, but we feel we could have defended those goals a lot better.'

Giggs added on MUTV that United would learn from the experience.

'Disappointment can help you. It doesn't feel good at the moment but hopefully the young players who have experienced this can learn from it.

'Next time they're playing they'll be determined to improve their performance and get a better result.

'We're Manchester United and we have to rise above [disappointment]. You have to carry on, keep playing your football and not let your head drop.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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