Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes we can win our big game against Chelsea this weekend if we nullify the Blues’ attacking threat and also be defensively solid.
The former United winger was also quick to point out both sides’ defensive struggles this season, but Giggs is backing Manchester United to edge the game against Frank Lampard’s side.
However, he has warned that another loss could be damaging for the club after disappointing defeats to Tottenham and Crystal Palace already this season.
“We’ve got to back up these good performances now and go on a run,” Giggs told the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel.
“Because of the Spurs game, because of the Palace game, we can’t really afford any more slip-ups.
“I think we’re in good form.”
Asked whether it’s a good time to face Chelsea, Giggs replied: “Chelsea are a weird team.
“They’ve had a clean sheet, they’re a dangerous side going forward but obviously you can get at them at the back.
“As long as we negate their offensive options then I think we’ll score goals.”
He added: “It’s a similar problem that we’ve got really.
“Them centre-halves, we’ve seen it through the years – [Gary] Pallister and [Steve] Bruce, [Nemanja] Vidic and [Rio] Ferdinand – you’ve got to have that solidity at the back and then it goes through the team.
“Frank looks like he’s got the same problem as us, he can’t get that partnership quite right.”
The Wales manager expects Lampard to pick Mendy over Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Senegal international’s clean sheet in midweek.
“You don’t want to be chopping and changing your goalkeeper so it’ll be interesting to see who he goes with,” Giggs said.
“I think he probably will go with Mendy after the clean sheet.”