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Departures don't worry Giggs

22 Jul 2009 - 08:39:53

Ryan Giggs has no doubts that Manchester United will be able to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez this season.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been criticised for a lack of new arrivals following the high-profile duo's departure from Old Trafford but veteran former Wales international Giggs is unconcerned.

He said: "Since I came into the team the likes of Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane and David Beckham have left the club.

"But that's what the manager's so good at - reshaping and re-energising the team.

"Carlos and Cristiano were great players, but we move on. As players it's like ships in the night. You just get on with it."

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand has backed Ferguson's decision to sign Michael Owen, saying: "The lads get a great buzz out of seeing someone like Michael Owen score goals.

"When he signed for the club there were a lot of doubters out there. People were saying all kinds of things about him. We've heard it all.

"But the players go in there with an open mind and just hope to see the player we know Michael can be.

"He's one of those players you might not see for 90 minutes but, in time added on, he'll score a goal. Those are the type of players you need to win things.

"It's great to have him in our squad because he's such a good player and a fantastic lad to have around. Fingers crossed he can have an injury-free season and score some goals for us."


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